If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Sega is making a Mega Drive Mini

For its NES trick.

Nintendo has found huge success with its NES and SNES mini consoles - and Sega is determined to get its slice of the action.

So here's the Sega Mega Drive Mini, which launches later this year just in time for the console's 30th anniversary:

Sega announced the microconsole over the weekend during its Sega FES event (thanks, Polygon) and said it would launch in Japan first, with "US and other territories later this year".

There's no mention of how many games will be built into the console, or what they might be.

One word of caution, however - the hardware is being handled by AtGames, which previously handled the similar AtGames Mega Drive Flashback device, which gained mixed reviews.

For what its worth, AtGames has said this new Sega-backed device will offer "different emulation" and "additional features". And while the model shown over the weekend had no cartridge slot, AtGames has promised that versions sold in "other territories" will.

Will you support Eurogamer?

We want to make Eurogamer better, and that means better for our readers - not for algorithms. You can help! Become a supporter of Eurogamer and you can view the site completely ad-free, as well as gaining exclusive access to articles, podcasts and conversations that will bring you closer to the team, the stories, and the games we all love. Subscriptions start at £3.99 / $4.99 per month.

Tagged With

About the Author

Tom Phillips avatar

Tom Phillips

Deputy Editor

Tom is Eurogamer's deputy editor. He writes lots of news, some of the puns and makes sure we put the accent on Pokémon.

Comments

More News

Latest Articles

Supporters Only

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Eurogamer.net Merch