Sega Japan is taking a page out of Nintendo’s playbook and has announced a mini Mega Drive. The tiny console is set to arrive later this year, and is being timed to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the console.
The name ‘Mega Drive Mini’ is not really set in stone either, with the company not yet decided on what to call it. For all we know, it might take on the Sega Genesis moniker instead. For that matter, there’s no announcement on what games will be pre-loaded on the celebratory console either.
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The announcement doesn’t quite cover anything else, like a release date. The original Sega Mega Drive was released in October 1988; which at least gives us a window for when it will be released in Japan. Whether it’s simultaneously sold in other markets is uncertain.