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Console Gen II

  Super Nintendo (SNES, Super Famicom) Sega Genesis (Mega Drive)
  SNES Sega Genesis
Supported Video Resolution 480i (max resolution of 512 x 448 pixels) 480i (max resolution of 320 x 224 pixels)
Sound Capabilities Stereo or mono analog audio Stereo or mono analog audio
Video Outputs RGB signal
S–Video
Composite
Coaxial
RGB signal
Composite
Coaxial
Sound Outputs RCA analog audio
Coaxial
RCA analog audio
Coaxial
Data Interconnects Controller ports (x2) Controller ports (x2)
CPU 16 bit custom 65C816 at 2.68 MHz or 3.58 MHz 16 bit Motorola MC68000 7.61 MHz Co-processor: Zilog Z80a 3.58 MHz
Video Graphics 64 KB video RAM
128 max sprites
64 x 64 pixels max sprite size
32,768 total colors
64 KB video RAM
80 max sprites
32 x 32 pixels max sprite size
512 total colors
RAM 128 KB 64 KB
Game Media Format Cartridge (4 MB max) Cartridge (4 MB max)
Extra Features:
  • Enhancement chips such as Super-FX were embedded into select game cartridges to improve performance
  • Sega CD add-on feature
  • Sega 32X add-on feature
  • Sega MegaNet network service for Japan only
  • Winner
    SNES
    Super Nintendo
    ≈ 49 Million Units Sold
     
    Runner Up:
    Sega Genesis
    ≈ 30 Million Units Sold

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