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As most of us know, back in 1995, Sega was faced with a situation, of picking between Virtua Fighter and Eternal Champions. in the end, they axed the latter. now imagine. what if they axed the former instead.

1990's

1995

  • Mid 1995: Sega Chooses to axe Virtua Fighter in favor of Eternal Champions.
  • A day after: Yu Suzuki and several other officials at Sega resign from the company in protest(some however will return to work for Sega with the passsage of time)
  • Autumn 1995: Eternal Champions: The Final Chapter is going into troubled productions, as a result. Sega of Japan pressures Sega of America and Michael Latham to remake the game from scratch as a competitive 3D fighting game.
  • Late 1995: Yu Suzuki is aproached by Tecmo and Tomonobu Itakagi, and is asked by them if he wants to help them on their upcoming fighting game called Dead or Alive. to which he agrees.

1996

  • Early 1996: Sega of Japan(afraid of losing more officials and money) is reconsidering their strategy and plan on making a 64-Bit add-on for the Sega Saturn, while patching things up with their slowly returning former company officials.
  • Mid 1996: Trip Hawkins is aproached by Bill Gates. the latter is interested in entering the console market on Microsoft's behalf while the former's company is in a financial struggle.
  • E3:
    • Microsoft announce their 1st console, the Xbox. With a release date of Christmas Eve 1997.
  • Mid-To Late 1996: Ed Logg is aproached by Richard Miller. The latter is trying to test out his Project X(which would later become the Nuon) technology while the former is trying to save Atari from facing bankruptcy. while also working on a true 64-Bit add-on for the Jaguar
  • September 1996: Capcom and Arika merge their two new upcoming Street Fighter projects to one project called Street Fighter III, with a release date of February 1997.
  • 26 November 1996: Dead or Alive is released for the Sega Model 3 Arcade Board. The game would feature open stages and realistic combat(similar to Virtua Fighter)
  • 1996: X-Perts is released for the Sega 32X

1997

1998

  • E3:
  • 1998: Nintendo officially discontinues the Nintendo 64

1999

  • E3:
  • 26 November 1999: SNK release Fatal Fury: Mark of the Wolves for the Hyper Neo Geo 64 Arcade Board.

2000's

2000

  • E3:

2001

  • E3:

2002

2003

  • 2 May 2003: Capcom release Mega Man V2 for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox Next.
  • E3:

2004

  • E3:

2005

  • 21 April 2005: Capcom release Mega Man V3 for the PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox Next.
  • E3:

2006

  • 23 March 2006: Sony officially discontinues the PlayStation 1
  • 31 March 2006: Sega officially discontinues the Dreamcast
  • E3:

2007

  • E3:
  • 12 July 2007: Capcom release Mega Man V4 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.
  • 2007: Nintendo officially discontinues the GameCube

2008

  • E3:
  • 2008: Atari officially discontinues the Nuon

2009

  • E3:

2010's

2010

  • E3:

2011

  • E3:

2012

  • E3:
  • 31 December 2012: Sega officially discontinues the HyperScan

2013

  • 4 January 2013: Sony officially discontinues the PlayStation 2
  • E3:
  • 30 October 2013: Nintendo officially discontinues the Wii

2014

  • 2 March 2014: Microsoft officially discontinues the Xbox Next
  • E3:

2015

  • E3:

2016

  • 20 April 2016: Microsoft officially discontinues the Xbox 360
  • E3:

2017

  • 29 May 2017: Sony officially discontinues the PlayStation 3
  • E3:

2018

  • E3:

2019

  • E3:

2020's

2020

  • E3: In light of the Global COVID-19 pandemic, E3 2020 has been cancelled.

2021

  • E3:
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