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Mega Drive consoles in Europe

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The European Sega Mega Drive debuted in the Winter of 1990. As with most European consoles, the systems are identical across all European countries, however were often marketed differently and received localised content.

Current sources do not make the distinction between "Europe" and "United Kingdom", so it is unknown exactly which regions each model was released in. In countries such as Australia and New Zealand, consoles were often imported from Europe due to similarities in television hardware. Again at this present time it is difficult to confirm which systems reached these countries.

Most European models output a PAL composite video signal, as well as localized RF output. French models don't have composite video or RF output; instead, they only have RGB output using the regular A/V out port.

United Kingdom

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation
MD EU Box Top AlteredBeast.jpg
MD EU Box Back AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Spine AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Front AlteredBeast.jpgMD EU Box Spine2 AlteredBeast.jpg
MD EU Box Bottom AlteredBeast.jpg
Mega Drive £189.99 (1990-09)
MD EU HD.jpg

MD UK Box Back AlteredBeast Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front AlteredBeast Alt.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1990)
MD EU HD.jpg

Mega Drive £189.99 (1991-04[1])
MD EU HD.jpg

SMD EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Older.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1990)
MD EU HD.jpg

Mega Drive (1990)
MD EU HD.jpg

MD UK Box Front CoI.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
MD EU HD.jpg

MD UK Box Back Sonic1P Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front Sonic1P Alt.jpg

Mega Drive (1991-06-23)
MD EU HD.jpg

MD UK Box Back 1Pad Newer.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 1Pad Newer.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Back Sonic12P Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front Sonic12P Alt.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

SMDS1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

SMDS11G EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS11G EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive £129.99 (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front SonicSoR.jpg

Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front SonicSoR Alt.jpg

Mega Drive (>=1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

SMDS1MG1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1MG1 EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front 2Pads Alt.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Back SonicEASDH.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front SonicEASDH.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front SonicMegaGames2.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front MG2MG3.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front Sonic2.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Back 2Pads1993.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front 2Pads1993.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front 1Pad1993.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front MegaGamesI2P.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Back MegaGamesI1P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front MegaGamesI1P.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Back MG2CP.jpgNospine-small.pngMD UK Box Front MG2CP.jpg

Mega Drive Mega Games 2 Combat Pack (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

Mega Drive (1993-04-02)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD UK Box Front SF2.jpg

Mega Drive £149.99 (1993)[2]
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg

Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back 2Pads.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front 2Pads.jpg

Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front Sonic22P Alt.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

SMD2S2 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2S2 EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MG1.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD UK Box Front MG1S2.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back MG1MG21P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG1MG21P.jpg

Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back MG1MG2.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG1MG2.jpg

Mega Drive II £? (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MG2MG3.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MG2Sonic2.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back MG3Sonic2.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MG1MG3.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

MD2 UK Box Front ECSEASports.jpg

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MG3EccoECS.jpg

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front Aladdin.jpg

Mega Drive II Aladdin Pack £129.99 (1993)[3]
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II Sonic Pack £139.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II Street Fighter Pack £149.99 (1993)[2]
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II Good, Bad & Ugly Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front MarvelPack.jpg

Mega Drive II Marvel Pack £129.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back Unbelievable.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front Unbelievable.jpg

Mega Drive II Unbelievable Value Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front WaWP.jpg

Mega Drive II Wild & Wet Pack £149.00 (1993)[4]
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front FIFA.jpg

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

SMD2SC EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2SC EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back SonicCompilation Alt.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front SonicCompilation Alt.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 EU Box Front SonicCompilation.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back S3.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front S3.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front LionKing.jpg

Mega Drive II £119.99 (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back VR.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front VR.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Back MG6V1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 UK Box Front MG6V1.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

SMD2 MG6V2 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMD2 MG6V2 EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front ToyStory Alt.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg

France

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

MD FR Box Front CPFQT.jpg

Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD FR Box Front Sonic Sticker.jpg

Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

Mega Drive ? (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD FR Box Back Sonic-SOR.jpgNospine-small.pngMD FR Box Front Sonic-SOR.jpg

Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD FR Box Front MegaGamesI2P.jpg

Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD FR Box Front DRSC.jpg

Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD FR Box Back EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Spine EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Front EccoSonic.jpgMD FR Box Spine2 EccoSonic.jpg

Mega Drive (1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Back Sonic2.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front Sonic2.jpg

Mega Drive II (?=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD FR Box Front MegaGames2.jpg

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Front MegaGames2 alt.jpg

Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front Aladdin.jpg

Mega Drive II 995F (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Back SF2SCE.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front SF2SCE.jpg

Mega Drive II 1,190F (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

MD FR Box Front AsterixSonic.jpg

Mega Drive (1993)

MD FR Box Front FIFA-Sonic.jpg

Mega Drive (1993)

MD2 FR Box Front SonicCompilation.jpg

Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front LionKing.jpg

Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 FR Box Back SegaSports1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 FR Box Front SegaSports1.jpg

Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Germany

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

MD DE Box Back Magnum.jpgNospine-small.pngMD DE Box Front Magnum.jpg

Mega Drive Magnum Set DM379.- (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

MD DE Box Front MagnumSet2.jpg

Mega Drive Magnum Set 2 (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

MD2 DE Box Front Pad.jpg

Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Front GrandslamSonicGlobalGladiators.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Front SuperSonicSet.jpg

Mega Drive II Super Sonic Set (1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Back Magnum.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front Magnum.jpg

Mega Drive II Magnum Set (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

Mega Drive II (>=1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Front SF2Pack.jpg

Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Back Aladdin.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front Aladdin.jpg

Mega Drive II (1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Back LionKing.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front LionKing.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Back SonicFunPack.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 DE Box Front SonicFunPack.jpg

Mega Drive Sonic Fun Pack (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Front SixPack.jpg

Mega Drive II Six Pack (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1996)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 DE Box Front SegaSports1.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Spain

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

SMDS1 EU Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngSMDS1 EU Box Front.jpg

Mega Drive 19 900 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Front SonicMG1.jpg

Mega Drive (199x)
Megadrive1e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
?? (x2)

MD ES Box Front MegaPack.jpg

Mega Drive Mega Pack 23 400 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Front MegaAccion.jpg

Mega Drive Mega Accion 23 400 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Front FlashPack.jpg

Mega Drive Flash Pack 26 000 ₧ (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Front SF2SCE.jpg

Mega Drive (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Back Mega7.jpgNospine-small.pngMD ES Box Front Mega7.jpg

Mega Drive Mega 7 (1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD ES Box Front Sonic3.jpg

Mega Drive (1994)
Megadrive1e.jpg

Mega Drive II (1994)
Notavailable.svg

MD2 ES Box Front LKS2.jpg

Mega Drive II (1994)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 ES Box Front MMPRtM.jpg

Mega Drive II (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 MD ES Box Back MegaMix1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 MD ES Box Front MegaMix1.jpg

Mega Drive II Mega Mix 1 (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 ES Box Front M6V2.jpg

Mega Drive II Mega Mix 2 (1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 ES Box Back M6V3.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 ES Box Front M6V3.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Italy

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

MD IT Box Front AlteredBeast.jpg

Mega Drive (199x)
MD EU HD.jpg

Mega Drive (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD IT Box Front Sonic1.jpg

Mega Drive (1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD2 IT Box Front 1Pad.jpg

Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 IT Box Front 1G.jpg

Mega Drive II ? (199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg
Notavailable.svg
??

Portugal

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

Mega Drive (>= 1990)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD PT Box Front 2PSonic1.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD1 PT Box Front MegaPack.jpg

Mega Drive Mega Pack (>= 1992)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD2 UK Box Front 1Pad.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 PT Box Front AatGR.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 PT Box Front MG2.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1993)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 PT Box Back RKACTNG.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 PT Box Front RKACTNG.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Megadrive ii portugal back.jpgMegadrive ii portugal front.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 PT Box Front 5Jogos.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 199x)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Greece

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

Mega Drive (>= 1991)
MD EU HD.jpg

MD2 GR Box Back 1P.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 GR Box Front 1P.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1992)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg
??

MD2 GR Box Front NBAJamTE.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 GR Box Front FIFA96.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

The Netherlands

Box Name Date & Price Console Label Hardware Software Documentation

MD NL Box Front Sonic1MG1.jpg

Mega Drive (>= 1993)
Megadrive1e.jpg

MD2 NL Box Back SegaSports1.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 NL Box Front SegaSports1.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

MD2 EU Box Back MegaGames6.jpgNospine-small.pngMD2 EU Box Front MegaGames6.jpg

Mega Drive II (>= 1995)
Megadrive2e.jpg

References

  1. File:MeanMachinesSega07UK.pdf, page 90
  2. 2.0 2.1 File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 21
  3. File:Mega UK 16.pdf, page 19
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 File:SegaForceMega UK 06.pdf, page 7


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Add-Ons Power Base Converter | Mega-CD | 32X (Mega-CD 32X) | Mega Modem | Demo System DS-16
Controllers Control Pad | Six Button Control Pad | 6 Button Arcade Pad | Arcade Power Stick 6B | Konami Justifier | MK-1470
Action Chair | Activator | Arcade Power Stick | Keyboard | MegaFire | Mouse | Mega Stick | Menacer | Remote Arcade System | Ten Key Pad
Accessories 4 Way Play | Cleaning System | Control Pad Extension Cord | Genesis Speakers | Region converter cartridges | Mega Terminal | Miracle Piano Teaching System | Nomad PowerBack | RF Unit (Mega Drive 2) | SCART Cable (Mega Drive 2) | Stereo Audio Video Cable | Team Player | Video Monitor Cable
Network services Sega Channel | Sega Meganet (Sega Game Toshokan | Mega Anser) | Tectoy Mega Net | Telebradesco Residência | XB∀ND
Development tools ERX 308P | ERX 318P | Sprobe
Unreleased Floppy Disk Drive | Mega Play 1010 | Sega VR | Video Jukebox
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