SEGA Delays their Mega Drive/Genesis Mini consoles to 2019

SEGA Delays their Mega Drive/Genisis Mini consoles to 2019

SEGA Delays their Mega Drive/Genesis Mini consoles to 2019

Sega has officially confirmed that their Mega Drive Mini console will not be released in 2018, pushing the release of the classic console remake until 2019. 

According to a statement from SEGA (Link), the company has delayed the console due to larger than expected interest from overseas customers. This interest has caused SEGA to work on improving their Mini hardware on the software-level and review their designs further to “satisfy all Sega fans” (translation). 

With this delay, SEGA plans to release their new Mega Drive Mini console globally with a single release date, bringing the North American, European and Japanise markets Mini models which better match their local console variants. North American buyers will receive a Sega Genesis Mini, while European buyers will get a Sega Mega Drive Mini. This mirrors Nintendo’s SNES Classic Mini, which launched with different enclosures based on the region it is purchased from. 

  

SEGA Delays their Mega Drive/Genisis Mini consoles to 2019

(The images in this article are of original hardware, not the SEGA Genesis/Mega Drive Mini)

Earlier today, Sony announced their PlayStation Classic console, a remake of the company’s first games console, which will ship later his year with two controllers and 20 games.  More information about this console is available here.     

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