Sega Virtual Reality

SEGA VR (virtual reality headset from 1993)

Thanks to what felt like endless press about virtual reality in the early 1990s and the film The Lawnmower Man, SEGA decided to throw their hat into the ring of VR. Obviously this had the possibility of making consumers look their way and maybe even tempt them to buy the Sega Genesis instead of the Super Nintendo. So what happened to this piece of technology?

VIDEO GAME STARS explains in their 90 second video. In the video, you’ll see former MTV host Alan Hunter on stage at a CES show to demonstrate this device. I wonder how people were more focused on his ridiculously loud shirt than the headset. Anyway..

If you’re wondering, I made the video. If you like it, you’re welcome. If you don’t, um, here’s Sonic going down an endless waterslide.

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2 thoughts on “SEGA VR (virtual reality headset from 1993)

  1. Max Power says:

    Not super surprising that Sega would try this. The 3D glasses for the original Sega Master System was the best 3D game system at the time.

  2. To this day, I have not tried the Sega 3-D glasses, Max Power. I’ve been told by everyone who has used them that they are quite impressive. I remember seeing them as a kid and wishing I would get them. Alas, to this day, I can’t get my hands on one (I’m kinda picky though – gotta be pristine and complete in box…).

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