The retro console replica craze began with Nintendo’s NES and SNES classic systems, and now Sony’s miniature PS1 is also coming our way. These consoles have proven to be a money-maker for companies and a big nostalgia hit for gamers who want to relive their 8- to 32-bit glory days. Sadly though, Sega’s plans to join these other consoles with its own Mega Drive Mini is now delayed.
Scheduled for release in Japan this year, Sega’s retro console is now being delayed until 2019. The company announced this via Twitter. Sega says that the delay will allow it to review the console’s design and hardware. Interestingly, it’s also planning region-specific units. For instance, the US will get the Sega Genesis, while Europe and Japan will get the Sega Mega Drive. However, we don’t yet know what games will come pre-loaded on the mini device.
In the meantime, you can always play your PlayStation Classic when it arrives for Xmas. Or you can play your NES or SNES mini. It seems like it won’t be long before we have mini versions of all of the former consoles from yesteryear. Then they will have to think of something else to sell us on our nostalgia.
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