Author Topic: Model I model number on model II Sega Saturn?  (Read 140 times)

jjfly

Model I model number on model II Sega Saturn?
« on: June 05, 2020, 07:06:09 pm »
My Sega Saturn has Model No. MK-80200-50. Quick google search shows that this model number should be for PAL Model I consoles but my console is clearly model II (grey buttons etc.).
My console is made in Taiwan and its Serial number is ST 75100869 whereas example of Model I, I found from catawiki is made in Indonesia and has Serial number AD51151460:
https://www.catawiki.com/l/36864923-sega-saturn-console-with-4-games-video-games
This seems to indicate Model No. of Sega Saturn doesn't actually indicate actual Model of console.

We already have entry for Model I MK-80200-50 Saturn: https://vgcollect.com/item/9926

Should I make another entry for Model II MK-80200-50?

If so should the name be "Sega Saturn Model II (MK-80200-50)"?

Re: Model I model number on model II Sega Saturn?
« Reply #1 on: June 06, 2020, 12:57:58 am »
Wait, how the heck does a model 2 Saturn have a model 1 model number?

jjfly

Re: Model I model number on model II Sega Saturn?
« Reply #2 on: June 06, 2020, 09:11:29 am »
I did some research and my console is probably refurbished with Model I bottom and Model II top. This would explain serial number and button mismatch.
Saturn serial number database had only three consoles with ST starting serial numbers all with mismatched components.
http://evilboris.sonic-cult.net/saturn/index.php?&sortby=hw_key&page=85
This would suggest that these serial numbers were used for refurbished PAL consoles.
« Last Edit: June 06, 2020, 09:37:03 am by jjfly »