johannesmutlu Posted April 25, 2022 Share Posted April 25, 2022 Yes i am a big snes fan and i always will,i got font memory’s of it and i will love it’s exclusive games more then that of the genesis,and i also will like it’s graphics and sound capabilities more then the genesis,BUT, here are my reasons why am still amezed how and why the snes outnumbered the genesis in sales by 30% 1,the genesis was released in 1988 while the snes was released 2 years later in 1990, 2,the genesis did had it’s own exclusive arcade games such as altered beast,golden axe,super thunder blade michael jackson’s moonwalker,outrun etc,,, it also did had exclusives such as revenge of shinobi,streets of rage,sonic the hedge hog alex kidd etc,,, 3,while the genesis sound is fm and psg based but it’s artificial sound is more dynamic then the snes’s digital audio wich can by sounding very dry due cutting and stretching audio samples to save on memory space,also the genesis could stream true 8bit pcm audio,while with the psg soundchip it can simulate 1bit pcm audio as an extra bonus albeit sounding crapoy but still,, (yes the snes can produce true 16bit audio at 32khz trough software but at the cost of running a game) 4,the genesis was straightly build with master system compatibility in mind,you only needed a passtrough adaptor for straight compatibility with it, the snes did not had such luxury since nintendo cancled nes compatibility halfway teough development,sure the snes did got it’s supergameboy but did it really added any value to your games and system?? Not to me because to me it made the snes felt more like kinder garden level(why would you wanna play street fighter 2 or killer instinct on supergameboy if you could just play the much better more appealing snes versions of it???) 5,sega had the sega CD but nintendo stupidly cancled their snes CD-rom addom,with big concequences later on, 6,the sega genesis uses a slightly faster cou along with sram in it’s cpu while the snes not only had a much slower cpu but it also used dram in it’s cpu and most snes games just used sluggish & slow lorom chips in it’s cartrides thus futher limiting it’s speed on snes. 7,while the genesis just looked cool but the snes looked more like an ugly giant againg brick, 8,the genesis did undergo many revisions including revision under other brand names,the snes did hardly undergo any revision, 9,while the genesis only had a low colorpallet and it only could view 64 colors atonce BUT. By using shadowing,more colors could be displayed,also most snes games didn’t look all that much better since they only used 90 colors(yes the snes did had builtin mode 7 and 4 background layers but most games atleast used 2 to 3 background layers,while on the genesis despite it can only view 2 background layers,extra layers could by fakes trough parallax scrolling or trough tile updates,and while the snes does have builtin mode 7, but so can the genesis do it trough software, 10,both game systems do have identical games on it like earth worm jim,mortal kombat 1.2.3,super and normal street fighter 2 etc,,, but the differences between those 2 versions weren’t like night and day no,they still did come close to those original source or arcade versions of it,sure if we would push both systems to it’s ultimate limit with all tricks, 11.games such as aladdin and earth worm jim etc,, on the genesis were considered by many to be better on the genesis then on the snes. etc,,, so that’s why i am amezed that the snes sold eventually better with 20 million units sold more then the genesis,yes nintendo did had it’s own ip’s like mario,zelda,metroid,kirby,donkeykong country,starfox etc,,, but still i can hardly imagine that according to many articals that the snes just sold better because of it’s own ip’s and mode 7??? sure there was mario kart,f zero and pilot wings wich did make great use of mode 7 but were all those games among others realky a detriment in the 16bit wars?? sure the snes graphics & sounds might be miles better then that of the genesis if we push both systems to it’s absolute max ,BUT i have to see to believe it, alltrough i can imagine that the 32X did caused a damage reputation to the genesis as sega now wanted to convince everyone that the 32X would be the ultimate arcade upgrade for the genesis(no wonder the 32X covered the 16bit logo of the genesis)BUT most 32X games were just minor upgraded genesis games and that addon looked more like a ugly poisoned mushroom wich probably killed the genesis by it’s waaay too long life support, BUT apart from the genesis should,ve outnumbered the snes ,BUT somehow the genesis started selling slooow in 1988 and it was not untill sonic the hedge hog caused the genesis to sell and spreaded like wildfire across the globe (also since sonic was everything mario was not) Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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