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The Sega 32x was a console add-on for the Sega Mega Drive console released in 1994 in Japan and North America, and 1995 Europe. Sega created the 32x in hopes that it could overtake Nintendo after the release of the Super Famicom, which the Sega Mega CD failed to do. Unfortunately, Sega didn't take into consideration that they also had the Sega Saturn project almost finished, and instead of investing more time in Sega Saturn development, they tried to keep the Mega Drive alive, which didn't happen. Most developers even abandoned their licenses for the 32x in favor of the Sega Saturn. On the technical side, the 32x added a Twin Hitachi SH2 processor, more advanced VDP, higher quality color, 4Mbits of additional ram to the system, additional PWM mixing abilities, and 2 extra sound channels.