The Sega 32X is an add-on peripheral for the Sega Genesis video game console that was released in 1994. It was developed by Sega as a way to enhance the graphics and performance of the Genesis, and to compete with other console manufacturers who were releasing new consoles with more advanced hardware.
The 32X was designed to be plugged into the cartridge slot of the Genesis and added a new processor, additional RAM, and improved graphics capabilities to the console. It also had its own library of games that could be played on the 32X, as well as some games that were compatible with both the Genesis and 32X.
Some of the most popular games on the 32X included titles like Doom, Virtua Racing Deluxe, and Star Wars Arcade. However, the 32X struggled to gain widespread popularity, and its library of games was limited compared to other consoles of its time.
Ultimately, the 32X was a commercial failure, and it was discontinued by Sega in 1996. It is often remembered as an unusual and unsuccessful attempt by Sega to extend the lifespan of the Genesis and compete with other console manufacturers.