I've been looking forward to posting this catalog for quite a while. I'm heavily biased in my opinion that 1995 was the greatest year for video gaming. In hindsight the PlayStation vs Saturn battle was lopsided but in December 1995 there wasn't a clear winner yet. The launch of Windows 95 in September led to a deluge of new PC games. The Genesis and Super Nintendo were far from dead with some of their premiere titles appearing in 1995. The 32X, 3DO, Jaguar, and Sega CD were on their last breath but still getting a few interesting games.
I considered holding off until 2015 to post this as some kind of 20th anniversary tribute. I decided to quit waiting because maybe I won't be interested in old video games by then (unlikely) or I'd forget about it (very likely). The main reason I wanted to post this now is because the gaming market of late 2013 feels a lot like 1995. I could go on for pages about the similarities between the two - PS4 vs XBone == PS vs Saturn; Wii, Xbox 360, PS3 == Genesis, Super Nintendo; Wii U == 3DO or Jaguar; Windows 95 == Steam; Vita == Game Gear; 3DS == Game Boy; you get the point. It really feels like we're in 1995 part II right now, minus the booming economy.
As much as I enjoy this catalog I feel it doesn't completely capture the season. The Super Nintendo and Genesis were still strong sellers but only make guest appearances. I totally get that decision of course. The catalog masterminds at Electronics Boutique wanted to push the new & exciting products. So yes, despite having 100 pages to view there was still much more in stores this year.