Sega Magazine (Japan)
From Sega Retro
|Country of origin: Japan|
|Backed systems: Sega Saturn|
|First issue date: 1996-10-11|
|Last issue date: 1997-08-13|
|Number of issues: 9|
|Frequency: Bimonthly, Monthly|
|Preceded by: Sega Jack|
|Succeeded by: Sega Maga|
The Japanese edition of Sega Magazine (セガマガジン) was a Sega-branded magazine published by SoftBank which covered several of the company's business interests during the 1996-97 period, including (but not limited to) the Sega Saturn, Model 2 and Model 3 arcade games, and amusement centres such as Joypolis. It was officially licensed by Sega.
Succeeding Sega Jack (and acknowledging its existence in a regular feature), the magazine expanded on its coverage with a larger page count and attendant ¥300 price instead of being free handout, though is thought to have still been distributed in Amusement Theme Park locations.
It is suspected that only nine issues were produced, with the relaunched Sega Maga picking up from where it left off (and initially using the same name).
|Sega-related magazines published in Japan|
|Soft Bank||Beep! MegaDrive (1989-1994) | Sega Saturn Magazine (1994-1998) | Sega Magazine (1996-1997) | Dreamcast Magazine (1998-2001) | Dorimaga (2001-2006)|
|Tokuma Shoten||Mega Drive Fan (1989-1994) | Saturn Fan (1994-1998) | Dreamcast Fan (1998-2000)|
|Kadokawa Shoten||Marukatsu Mega Drive (1992-1994) | Dreamcast Walker (1998)|
|MediaWorks||Dengeki Mega Drive (1993) | Dengeki Sega EX (1996-1997) | Dengeki Sega Saturn (1997-1998) | Dengeki Dreamcast (1998-2000)|
|ASCII||Tech Saturn (1995-1997)|
|Takarajima||Saturn Super (1995-1997)|
|Mainichi Communications||Great Saturn Z (1996-1998) | Dreamcast Press (1998-2000)|
|Enterbrain||Famitsu Saturn (1996-1997) | Famitsu DC (1999-2001)|
|Sony Magazines||Hyper Saturn (1996-1997) | Saturn V (1997)|