The portable media player, Sega Vision, was one of the major "WOW!" moments of ATEI 2009. After its announcement, further news of the device was lost in the sea of more important gaming news. Of course, Sega's attitude toward the device didn't help. Sega firmly stated that this was no competition for the DS or PSP, and the only gaming offered would be simplistic Flash-based games. The major role of the device was to be a MP3, video and TV tuner with low end camcorder and photo capabilities. Worst of all, the Sega Vision was intended to be a prize grabber prize only; not to be sold in stores. With this information in mind, the only real reason to be excited for the Vision was that it was the first piece of Sega hardware to be released in ten years. That reason alone was enough for myself and many others to want one.
During the weeks after the announcement I searched ebay every so often to see if the Vision would turn up, but after weeks of nothing I gave up and forgot. Today, when thinking of portable Sega news, the Vision popped into my head leading me to find this "early" review. I say early as it was written in February, '09. It's well worth a read though, filled with some interesting bits (6 GB maximum storage space, indepth controls walkthrough) and a few videos of the device in action.
Check out the review at www.segavision.info