SEGA's Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Consoles Become Available for Pre-Order

20 of the console's 40 games have been confirmed

SEGA's Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Consoles Become Available for Pre-Order

SEGA's Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Consoles Become Available for Pre-Order

On September 19, SEGA plans to release their Mega Drive/Genesis Mini consoles into the wild, delivering gamers 40 classic games, two gamepads and high quality of 16-bit hardware emulation. 

SEGA console emulators are nothing new, but more often then not they come from no-name brands with inaccurate emulation and provide a gaming experience that cannot be described as anything other than a disservice to the platforms they attempt to copy. With their official Mega Drive Mini consoles, SEGA hopes to rectify these problems, offering a classic gaming experience which can be enjoyed on today's high-resolution screens. 

With this release, SEGA will be 1upping Nintendo with a total of 40 games that are pre-loaded onto their hardware, which is more than what both Nintendo's NES and SNES Mini consoles released with. At launch, SEGA's Mega Drive and Genesis Mini consoles will cost £69.99 in the UK, €79.99 in Europe and $79.99 in the US.

These new SEGA Mini consoles will ship with branding that matches their original consoles for each region. So far, SEGA has confirmed twenty of the titles that are included with the console; these titles include; Ecco the Dolphin, Sonic the Hedgehog, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Altered Beast, Gunstar Heroes, Castle of Illusions, World of Illusions, Thunder Force III, Super Fantasy Zone, Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master, Streets of Rage 2, Earthworm Jim, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Contra Hard Corps and Landstalker.

SEGA's Mega Drive/Genesis Mini Consoles Become Available for Pre-Order  

Right now we know that the console ships with two USB controllers, a Micro-USB power input and an HDMI display output. Starting today, SEGA's Mega Drive Mini console will be available for pre-order, giving SEGA plenty of time to judge demand and prepare enough of their Mini consoles to meet launch day demand. 

Hopefully, SEGA's mini consoles will offer a high enough level of emulation quality to satisfy both hardcore Genesis/Mega Drive fans and casual gamers alike, an not act as a repeat of Sony's failings with the PlayStation Classic.

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