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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)20:58 UTC+1 No.1744641 Report

>Super Mario being incredibly popular in late '80s - early '90s
>Super Mario merchandize fucking everywhere (just like with Pokemon at the first generation)
>Still in Europe Master System was much more popular than NES

Weird.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)21:15 UTC+1 No.1744701 Report

>>1744641
Genesis too.
I lived in a big city all my life (Valencia) and never met anyone who had a SNES. When the Saturn came out everyone migrated to Sony, though.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)21:28 UTC+1 No.1744736 Report

>>1744701
I had never heard of the N64 or knew anyone that had an idea about it. I only read about it in a video game magazines and wondered what kind of mythic console it was for years.
I had no idea what was up with th Zelda thing, too.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)21:37 UTC+1 No.1744762 Report

>>1744641
It was due to bad handling I think. Same with how not many in the US were aware of the Master System in the day.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)21:39 UTC+1 No.1744771 Report

>>1744762
Can't really compare the situation of NES in EU to the Master System in the US. Nintendo was downright doing illegal extortion against publishers/devs who were willing to make games for some other system. Alot of people don't know how much the Mega Drive/GENESIS did for gaming by simply shattering this.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)22:01 UTC+1 No.1744848 Report

>>1744771
Actually it wasn't due to Sega but due to courts that did their job for Nintendo's case.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)22:10 UTC+1 No.1744881 Report

>>1744641
>Still in Europe Master System was much more popular than NES

Not where I lived, that's for sure.
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)22:13 UTC+1 No.1744885 Report

>live in south america
>bootleg Mario incredibly popular
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)22:16 UTC+1 No.1744894 Report

>>1744881
Having traveled around alot in europe when i was a kid. The one place that nintendo was stronger than sega would be Germany. Makes sense since Germany pretty much had no arcades
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Anonymous 07/06/14(Sun)23:28 UTC+1 No.1745073 Report

>>1744894
>Germany pretty much had no arcades
Warum? Though I guess the UK doesn't have that many arcades apart from at the seaside.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)00:01 UTC+1 No.1745173 Report

>>1744736
Please tell me you played Golden Axe Warrior instead!
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)00:05 UTC+1 No.1745186 Report

It was even weirder if you lived in eastern europe. it was as if a generation was skipped. Everyone was playing nes clones in early '90s and then suddenly it was playstation only. n64 was just a myth and sega saturn... well I learned about it in late 00's.
fun times.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)01:01 UTC+1 No.1745343 Report

Greek here. The only retro console I don't remember seeing here is TurboGrafx-16. They even brought Neo Geo cartidge console despite being too expensive.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)01:29 UTC+1 No.1745404 Report

>>1744641
The internet, man.
Changed everything and brought us together in a way that games are popularity is almost worldwide.

>Tfw Japan seemed so mysterious and far away in the 90's
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)09:18 UTC+1 No.1746435 Report

I don't know about NES since I grew up in the early 90s, when SNES and Genesis were the latest consoles, but from my experience here in Finland Nintendo was more popular than Sega. I didn't actually own a console untill Playstation came out (had a PC and a Game Boy), but some of my friends had an SNES and the after-school youth club I used to go to had an SNES. Nobody I knew owned a Genesis (or rather Megadrive, as it is actually called in non-US countries), though. I know some people who still have old Nintendo consoles, but I don't know anybody with an old Sega console, aside from one guy with a Dreamcast (although that could just be because they've sold theirs). Also I've seen a lote more used SNESs for sale than used Genesises.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)10:17 UTC+1 No.1746527 Report

>>1744848
>government officials doing their job
>murrica
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)10:34 UTC+1 No.1746549 Report

Ausfag here.
What's a Sega Genesis?
Or a Saturn? Or a Neo Geo?

For that matter, what is S-video or SCART?
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)11:10 UTC+1 No.1746589 Report

>>1744894
Sega was p.stong in east germany though, after the wall came down.
>>1745073
Legal bullshit. Arcades were prohibited for people under the age of 18.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)11:16 UTC+1 No.1746602 Report

>Europeans that call Sega Mega "Genesis"
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)11:27 UTC+1 No.1746609 Report

>>1746602

We have to dumb ourselves down to burger level or the American posters won't understand us.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)12:01 UTC+1 No.1746642 Report

In Norway, nes was far more popular than the master system. I knew two kids that had master systems, they were both weird and Sega owners were considered poor that couldn't get the real console.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)12:09 UTC+1 No.1746658 Report

Because Nintendo have a long tradition of fucking Europe in the ass.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)12:31 UTC+1 No.1746683 Report

>>1746602
>Anons that call Mega Drive "Sega Mega"
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:29 UTC+1 No.1746738 Report

>>1746658
Kinda true. Yet even thought Nintendo wasn't so strong in Europe during NES era, Devil World was localized there and it was never released in America because of "religious stuff".
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:37 UTC+1 No.1746748 Report

>>1746549

Fellow Ausfag here, we had Saturn here.

I remember when it was and bought one in 2004 from Gametraders.

It was there if you looked. I think it's less rare than Dreamcast tbh. I never see Dreamcast consoles.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:38 UTC+1 No.1746751 Report

>>1746738
And SNES of Terranigma which was a fantastic game.

I always wondered. Had popular was Nintendo handhelds were in Europe? People talk a lot about how Sega dominated the console market but no one ever talks about how well Nintendo did with handhelds there.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:42 UTC+1 No.1746763 Report

>>1746751

Everyone had a Game Boy. Every single kid. Especially during the height of Pokémon's popularity.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:42 UTC+1 No.1746764 Report

>>1746751
I can only talk for myself (spanish here), but the GameBoy was really-REALLY popular, especially when Pokemon Red/Blue came out (most people had a GB before that, though).
I only knew one guy who had a GameGear, and he was in his 30's already (my History teacher).
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:48 UTC+1 No.1746776 Report

>>1746683
Yeah, it rhymes
You got a problem with that, bitch boy?
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:48 UTC+1 No.1746778 Report

>>1746751
Another spaniard here confirming what has already been said. Nintendo handhelds have always definitely been a lot more popular here than their competition. With Pokémon their popularity exploded, but even before, everybody had one.

This kind of continues even today. I guess its their price?...
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:52 UTC+1 No.1746783 Report

Now that I think about it, Super Mario Land is probably more well-known than Super Mario Bros around here.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)13:58 UTC+1 No.1746793 Report

>>1746783
SML was the only Mario game anyone knew about when I was a kid.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)14:04 UTC+1 No.1746804 Report

>>1746793

Until Super Mario 64 at least. Even PSX kids knew about it.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)19:06 UTC+1 No.1747297 Report

>>1746751
In France, the Game Boy was the winner too. Cheaper, bigger library and was less battery-hungry than the Game Gear. Nobody had a Lynx.

It really was the go-to console for kids, as it was the console with the cheaper games. And even as a Segafag when I was a child, I had to admit it had some great games.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)19:13 UTC+1 No.1747314 Report

>>1746549
The Sega Genesis was called the Sega Mega Drive in Australia, and it was a lot more popular than the SNES.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)20:59 UTC+1 No.1747540 Report

>>1746751
Nintendo portable consoles are the most popular all over the world. Not /v/r but even in countries where gaming market is dominated by Sony, DS and 3DS sell more than PSP and PS Vita.

Now /vr/ related, since no smartphones and tablets existed back then, Game Boy was the king. Yeah, there was also lots of competitors like Game Gear and Atari Lynx but they were more expensive, they weren't battery economical, no huge game library and support from third party companies (heck, even the companies who made them barely supported them), not so much marketing (I only remember 1-2 TV commercials for Game Gear in my country while there were tons of Game Boy TV commercials). That applies even in countries where Sega home consoles were more popular than Nintendo home consoles.
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Anonymous 07/07/14(Mon)21:02 UTC+1 No.1747546 Report

>>1747540
Forgot to mention that I'm greek.
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