On July 15, 1983, the Famicom was released in Japan. The console, later rebranded in the West as the Nintendo Entertainment System, would go on to change video games forever. Did you know, though, that the Famicom wasn’t the only gaming system released on that day? It was joined on shelves by the SG-1000, the very first home console manufactured by Sega.
You couldn’t write something that poetic. Two gaming giants, who would spend the next two decades locked in a bitter struggle for video game dominance (until one of them heroically fell in battle), releasing their first proper home consoles (Nintendo’s previous machines hadn’t allowed for the swapping of game cartridges) on the same day? It’s perfect.