Yeah I should have said America not West. I don't know the exact numbers of consoles sold or if the Sega had a lot of RPGs at all, I just don't recall a lot of kids talking about the Sega as a kid, or Sonic. I think I knew one kid briefly that had a Genesis that I played with once. That was it. I was actually kind of surprised there was such a strong Sonic fanbase on the internet as well. I don't think you see this shit with Mario.
Nintendo with its Super Famicom / SNES managed to edge out Sega's Megadrive/Genesis globally thanks to crushing Sega in Japan, but Sega outsold Nintendo nearly everywhere else, typically by small margins.
The real sad thing is that it was a genuine war between those forms to outdo each other. That conflict drove both to push boundaries and in turn make some awesome games. War is so much more productive.
Now it feels as if everything is unified under one AAA banner of shite. I'd love SEGA to produce a cart-based, instant play, arcade style modern console and release a ton of sequels in the Streets of Rage 4 vain on it, backed with quality indie games too.