The Sega Mega Drive (aka the Genesis) is turning 30 this year. So, to celebrate, Sega has announced a miniature version of the original dubbed the Mega Drive Mini. The console will release in Japan first with the U.S. and other territories to come later this year.
The miniature console is said to carry a number of classic games, however, the exact titles have not been made public yet.
According to The Verge, the device will follow in the footsteps of Nintendo’s NES Classic and SNES Classic devices, which allowed gamers to play various pre-loaded games.
This is not the first time that Sega has given one of its consoles the retro treatment, previously licensing its name to hardware company AtGames to produce the Sega Genesis Flashback. AtGames announced that its hardware would also be powering the forthcoming Mega Drive Mini via a post on its Facebook page.
Sega released the original Mega Drive in Japan on October 26, 1988, while a North American release followed on August 14, 1989. The Mega Drive sold more than 30 million devices worldwide.
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- Source: The Verge