SEGA is looking to cash in on the miniature retro console “Classic Edition” craze as they have announced the Mega Drive Mini at Sega Fes 2018.
The announcement itself is already experiencing controversy. Following the official statement, it was announced by ATGames, not SEGA that they would be “powering” the mini console. The announcement has since been removed from all of ATGames social media sites.
The tweet also states that the Mega Mini drive would be finding its way into the US and other territories later this year. What’s also puzzling is that no games or features have been announced, just that the console exists and will be launching in Japan first.
For those of you wondering what the SEGA Mega Drive is, it is the Sega Genesis as known outside of North America. Originally released in 1988, this would commemorate the console’s 30th anniversary.
This wouldn’t be the first time the Sega Genesis would be seeing a “retro style” re-release, the last Genesis attempt which was poorly received also developed by ATGames is currently still available for sale. The only noticeable change being the removal of the cartridge slot, which appears to give it a true “mini” form.
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