Sega Saturn

The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed by Sega and released on November 22, 1994 in Japan, May 11, 1995 in North America, and July 8, 1995 in Europe. The successor to the successful Sega Genesis, the Saturn has a dual-CPU architecture and eight processors. Its games are in CD-ROM format, and its game library contains several arcade ports as well as original games. Development of the Saturn began in 1992, the same year Sega's groundbreaking 3D Model 1 arcade hardware debuted. The system was designed around a new CPU from Japanese electronics company Hitachi. Sega added another video display processor in early 1994 to better compete with Sony's forthcoming PlayStation. The Saturn was initially successful in Japan, but failed to sell in large numbers in the United States after its surprise May 1995 launch, four months before its scheduled release date. After the debut of the Nintendo 64 in late 1996, the Saturn rapidly lost market share in the U.S., where it was discontinued in 1998. Having sold 9.26 million units worldwide, the Saturn is considered a commercial failure. The failure of Sega's development teams to release a game in the Sonic the Hedgehog series, known in development as Sonic X-treme, has been considered a factor in the console's poor performance. Although the Saturn is remembered for several well regarded games, including Nights into Dreams, the Panzer Dragoon series, and the Virtua Fighter series, its reputation is mixed due to its complex hardware design and limited third-party support. Sega's management has been criticized for its decisions during the system's development and discontinuation.

Emulators for Sega Saturn games

Emulator Console Platform FileSize Emulator
Satourne Beta 3 for Sega Saturn on Windows Satourne Beta 3 Sega Saturn Windows 3MB Download
RetroArch 1.7.5 for Sega Saturn on Windows RetroArch 1.7.5 Sega Saturn Windows 192.5MB Download
SSF 0.12 beta R4  for Sega Saturn on Windows SSF 0.12 beta R4 Sega Saturn Windows 1.2MB Download
Yabause 0.9.15 for Sega Saturn on Windows Yabause 0.9.15 Sega Saturn Windows 23.3MB Download
BizHawk 2.3 for Sega Saturn on Windows BizHawk 2.3 Sega Saturn Windows 33.3MB Download
Saturnin 0.40 for Sega Saturn on Windows Saturnin 0.40 Sega Saturn Windows 0.4MB Download
Mednafen 1.21.3 for Sega Saturn on Windows Mednafen 1.21.3 Sega Saturn Windows 7.5MB Download