The Master System was the first Sega home console to be distributed and sold in the United States. The 8-bit console was released at a competitive price of $150. Sega was beginning to get its footing in the gaming industry with the Master System. While it didn't outsell its competitor in the United States, and Japan(The NES/Famicom), the Master System pushed Sega to success by selling over 20 million units world wide. Largely thanks to Europe and Brazil, where the Master System absolutely thrived. While the US didn't take to the system, it did provide great brand recognition for its successor, the Sega Genesis. Now it's notorious for it's unique box art, and being one of the smaller Sega US libraries. Much of what the system has to offer may have been left in Europe, but there is no question there is still an experience to be had in the early days of Sega.