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Mega Drive is a bad name

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If you just compare the names “Mega Drive” and “Genesis”, both are perfectly fine choices, and I could see someone having a preference for either one.

But when you look at the full names, with “Sega” included, it’s a different story.

Sega Mega Drive.

Sega Genesis.

“Sega Genesis” rolls off the tongue.

“Sega Mega Drive” is really clumsy, because of the “Sega Mega” part.

Whoever named that thing wasn’t thinking of the make of the company putting the system out.

Pointless to bring it up in 2019, but I was inspired by a random tweet.

 
Oct 26, 2017
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If you just compare the names “Mega Drive” and “Genesis”, both are perfectly fine choices, and I could see someone having a preference for either one.

But when you look at the full names, with “Sega” included, it’s a different story.

Sega Mega Drive.

Sega Genesis.

“Sega Genesis” rolls off the tongue.

“Sega Mega Drive” is really clumsy, because of the “Sega Mega” part.

Whoever named that thing wasn’t thinking of the make of the company putting the system out.

Pointless to bring it up in 2019, but I was inspired by a random tweet.

You never say "Sega Mega Drive".

You say:

"MEGA DRIVE"
 

Dwayne

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Oct 27, 2017
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Opinion from someone living in a Mega Drive region - Sega Genesis is a crap name.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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No one says "Sega" Mega Drive. No one says "Sony" Playstation. No one but execs up on stage making a presentation.

People just say Playstation. They say Mega Drive.
 

skeezx

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Oct 27, 2017
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what's so "mega" about it, and where is the "drive"?

*takes off gloves* i demand satisfaction
 

Ecotic

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Oct 27, 2017
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Mega Drive is just two generic terms squished together. I always disliked it. Genesis always had a risque factor to it, like it was a perversion of the god-fearing culture to co-opt a Christian term when the Sega Genesis was the bad-boy console, the system with blood in Mortal Kombat. It really fit with the console's image.
 

lupinko

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Oct 26, 2017
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If it wasn’t for trademarking issues, then the Genesis would’ve been called Mega Drive in North America.
 

Jiminy

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Mar 29, 2018
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I actually like saying "Sega Mega Drive"

But you've got to say it pretty fast
 

Weltall Zero

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Oct 26, 2017
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You never say "Sega Mega Drive".

You say:

"MEGA DRIVE"
One and done. You don't need to clarify what Mega Drive you're talking about, because unlike Genesis, it can only refer to one thing. Googling "Genesis" brings up the band, the biblical book, and a bunch of other stuff; googling "Mega Drive" brings up the console: that, my friends, is a good brand name.
 

Laxoon

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Jan 24, 2018
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Grew up with Genesis and I'm fine with it but for all the marketing and the era of RAD TUDE be honest, MEGA DRIVE is so much more fitting. 'Genesis' just isn't as much of a rad name as MEGA Drive.

ULTRA 64 also would've been the goat console name because ULTRA is definitively more rad than MEGA.
 
Oct 25, 2017
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Mega Drive sounds dope. Like something out of sci-fi, which is better than something out of the Bible for my money.
 

FelipeMGM

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Oct 25, 2017
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Never though about that, mostly because no one says ''SEGA Mega Drive'' around here, just Mega Drive
 

ArtVandelay

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May 29, 2018
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Mega Drive is absolutely beautiful.

Also, I didn't even know the Mega CD was just called Sega CD in the US. I weep for you.