"Sega was the clear leader in the 16-Bit wars as of last Christmas, but Sega has had an awful year. It failed to follow up its biggest hits (Sonic 2 is only now being readied for release) and hottest games (Toejam & Earl)."
- The Game Doctor, EGM October 1992
"On the eve of the Sega CD's official rollout, Nintendo of America issued a press release announcing a renewed alliance between their parent company - Nintendo Co., Ltd. of Japan and Sony Corporation of Japan. Claiming that this alliance will pave the way for the emergence of an international industry standard for CD-ROM technology, Nintendo is banking heavily on Sony's experience and reputation in the CD marketplace."
- EGM Express, EGM December 1992
"I am getting the impression that Nintendo is really going out of their way to do what they can to diminish the impact of the rollout of the Sega CD ... Instead of making constant promises which aren't coming true, Nintendo should just concentrate on making their CD-ROM."
- Ed Semrad, EGM January 1993
"Sega expects to sell 200,000 CD-ROM drives during the 1992 holiday season and 300,000 games for that system."
- David S. Moskowitz, VG&CE January 1993