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1991 - 4th generation system
The Sega Saturn is a 32-bit fifth-generation home video game console developed and sold by Sega. It was released in Japan in 1994, and in North America and Europe in 1995. The Saturn was Sega's second console to use optical media, following the Sega CD, and was the first console to use both CDs and cartridges as storage media. It was also Sega's last console to be released under the Sega brand. The Saturn was initially successful in Japan, but failed to replicate that success in Western markets. Its high price point and lack of support from third-party developers were cited as reasons for its poor performance. Despite its commercial failure, the Saturn has a dedicated fan base and is considered a cult classic by many gamers. The Saturn also has a library of high-quality games, including the critically acclaimed "Panzer Dragoon" series, "NiGHTS Into Dreams," "Sega Rally Championship" and "Virtua Fighter" series. It was discontinued in 1998, with the release of the Sega Dreamcast. Some popular games for the Sega Saturn include: "Sega Rally 2": a racing game known for its realistic graphics and handling "Panzer Dragoon Saga": a role-playing game set in a fantasy world with dragon-riding combat "Virtua Fighter 2": a fighting game that was considered to be one of the best in its genre at the time "Shinobi Legions": an action-adventure game that was praised for its smooth gameplay and challenging difficulty "NiGHTS into Dreams": a platformer game that was praised for its inventive gameplay and colorful visuals "Radiant Silvergun": a shoot 'em up game that is considered a classic in the genre and was praised for its challenging difficulty and inventive gameplay. These are some of the most notable games for the Sega Saturn, but there are many other games available for the system that are worth checking out.