Sega Nomad

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The Nomad was the third version of the Sega Genesis (known as the Mega Drive outside North America) to be released. It is a handheld console with a built-in LCD screen. It could be powered from six AA batteries or a DC adaptor. It was not officially compatible with the 32x or the Mega CD expansion unit.

Released late in the Genesis era in October 1995, the Nomad had a short lifespan. It was sold exclusively in North America, and used regional lockout. Sega's focus on the Sega Saturn left the Nomad under-supported, and it was incompatible with several Genesis peripherals, including the Power Base Converter, the Sega CD, and the 32X. About 1 million units of the Nomad were sold, and it is considered a commercial failure.

Our Nomad has serial number 050166501 and comes with the battery pack.

Manufacturer: Sega
Date: October 1995

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This exhibit has a reference ID of CH35662. Please quote this reference ID in any communication with the Centre for Computing History.

Sega Nomad

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