Last night during the Sega Fest 2019 livestream, the release date for Sega Genesis Mini was announced by Sega, which is 19th September. It will be available at the price of 6,980 yen, which would be somewhere around 70 USD. This is how much the standard version of Sega Genesis will cost. A two-controller version will also be there for about 8,980 yen, which will be around 90 USD.
Sega Genesis Release Date Revealed?
The nostalgic and miniature console will have 40 titles at the launch and like other similar consoles, the titles are going to vary from one region to another. At the time of writing this article, the first ten titles for the Japanese version have been confirmed. The first batch of titles for the European version has also been revealed. They are:
Sonic the Hedgehog 2
Space Harrier II
Rent A Hero
Madou Monogatari I
Puyo Puyo Tsu
There’s a lot of chance that all these games, except Madou Monogatari I will be on the western version of the gaming console, but as of now, there hasn’t been any word on the line-up.
Sega Genesis Mini / Mega Drive Mini launching on September 19th worldwide with 40 games, 6890 yen (~$70 w/ 1 controller)/8980 yen (~$90 w/ 2 controllers) https://t.co/QmYnBlzIxr pic.twitter.com/b7Bcvf0tfd
— Wario64 (@Wario64) March 30, 2019
Sega Genesis: What’s in store?
Apart from the release date and the primary ten games, Sega didn’t reveal a lot of other details, however, the system uses the HDMI video output, which is powered by USB, with cables given with the system. We are also aware of what the console would look like in flash, and it looks really small.
I hope the Sega Genesis mini does well on its own, better than the disastrous PS1 Classic (has been constantly discounted few times)) and be as great for what it is and can bring up another follow up mini console. #SEGA
— Flofmango (@MarshalldaFox) 30 March 2019
It'd be nice if Sega could sell an optional attachment for the Sega Genesis Mini/Sega Mega Drive Mini that would let you play cartridge games, for those of us that still have them.
I have a Genesis Model 2 that still works but it'd be nice to play cartridge games in HDMI output.
— Butters Scotch (@RedCarConspiraC) March 30, 2019
Wow, 40 games for the SEGA Genesis Mini? Hmm Sounds promising, I can only hope the games run 1:1 like the originals!
— Sam's Procrastination Station (@SamsProStation) March 30, 2019
I just filmed a video about the Sega Genesis Mini cause im so HYPED! It's short but im just so thrilled i actually hoped out of bed to record lol.
— DreamcastGuy (@DreamcastGuy) March 30, 2019
Despite the news dropped in pretty late last night, Sega fans have reacted to check the console out, board the hype bus, and share their takes on the system.