Sega Joins the Mini-Console Wars with the Genesis Mini

April 3, 2019
Sega Joins the Mini-Console Wars with the Genesis Mini

Sega jumps into the fray with the Sega Genesis Mini, it’s announced for September 19 with a $79.99 price tag.

The Genesis Mini will come with 40 games, 10 of which have been announced.

• Sonic the Hedgehog
• Gunstar Heroes
• Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine
• Castlevania: Bloodlines
• Toe Jam & Earl
• Altered Beast
• Space Harrier 2
• Shining Force
• Comix Zone
• Ecco the Dolphin

For anyone that is worried about the quality of emulation, the good news is that M2 is working with Sega on it. M2 has a lot of experience and is already well established in the emulating world. So there shouldn’t be any emulation problems like with the PlayStation Classic.

There is a small difference in controllers between the Japanese and US/European versions. The Japanese version gets two 6 button controllers, while the others will be coming with two 3 button controllers. They are USB controllers, so you probably will be able to pick up the 6 button variant later on.

The Genesis Mini will also come packed with an HDMI cable, power cable and a USB power adapter.

You can visit their website to find links to places where you can preorder, and it is worth noting that it is currently sitting at #2 on Amazon just behind Borderlands GOTY.