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September 2, 1995: Sega Saturn Launched, 1969: ARPANET Connects

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September 2, 1995: Sega Saturn Launched, 1969: ARPANET Connects

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Sega launches the Saturn video game console in the US. The 32-bit Cartridge loading system contained the 2 x Hitachi SH-2 32-bit RISC (28.6 MHz). It was launched in Japan and Europe earlier in the year, but didn’t hit the US until this date.

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You could get the system with Virtua Fighter for $399. Below is the teaser commercial for the game system.

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