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PostSega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:03 am

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Sega has announced the launch of a Mega Drive mini during 2018. The exact name, functionality and capabilities are to be confirmed.

I'd love it if the wee machine could play actual MD cartridges! I suspect, though, that as with recent NES and SNES mini consoles, games will be pre-loaded in the device.

Edit: The cartridge port of the console doesn't appear to be large enough to support the use of MD cartridges, suggesting that the console will only run pre-loaded games as per Nintendo's mini consoles.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Ad7 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:09 am

Ooooooooooooo interested

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by RichardUK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:15 am

Can’t you already buy something like this? I thought Sega had been making retro Preloaded mini mega drives for years

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Moggy » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:16 am

Ad7 wrote:Ooooooooooooo interested

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am

RichardUK wrote:Can’t you already buy something like this? I thought Sega had been making retro Preloaded mini mega drives for years

Sega games have been available in various "mini console" guises over the years, often through Sega's licensing agreement with AT Games. However, the quality has usually been pretty low and hardcore Sega fans have not been particularly fond of these past efforts. Hopefully the quality and presentation will take a step up with this new kit.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by NickSCFC » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:18 am

Finally, an official Sega retro console and their first hardware since the Dreamcast :)

(needs Robocop vs Terminator though)

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by RichardUK » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:21 am

Hopefully it sells well enough that they make a mini Saturn and Dreamcast, the Dreamcast is still my favourite ever console

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:22 am

RichardUK wrote:Hopefully it sells well enough that they make a mini Saturn and Dreamcast, the Dreamcast is still my favourite ever console

...and a Master System mini :wub: .

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Dual » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:23 am

Wonder where the idea for this came from

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

I thought it turned out that this wasn't an actual new piece of hardware but that Sega were simply licensing one of the shitty third party ones to sell in Japan.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:31 am

Dual wrote:Wonder where the idea for this came from

I hope the marketing isn't followed as closely. It's probably already sold out :lol: .

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 am

Lagamorph wrote:I thought it turned out that this wasn't an actual new piece of hardware but that Sega were simply licensing one of the shitty third party ones to sell in Japan.

I haven't heard this yet, Laga? I hope not!

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:32 am

jawafour wrote:
Lagamorph wrote:I thought it turned out that this wasn't an actual new piece of hardware but that Sega were simply licensing one of the shitty third party ones to sell in Japan.

I haven't heard this yet, Laga? I hope not!


This was from an interview last week
"We are considering importing and selling "Sega Genesis Flashback" for overseas of MegaDrive officially certified by Sega and outsourced to each country in Taiwan. The game machine was released last year. Built in game software, it is mainly sold in North America and Europe."

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:35 am

Lagamorph wrote:This was from an interview last week...

I hope that isn't the case, man. The announcement by Sega barely stated any details so we'll have to wait and see.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Jenuall » Sat Apr 14, 2018 10:52 am

I've already loaded most of the Mega Drive games I'm interested in into my SNES mini and that works well enough for me. If this is a really well put together proposition they I may still consider it but my MD needs are pretty well met already.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Gemini73 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:04 am

RichardUK wrote:Can’t you already buy something like this? I thought Sega had been making retro Preloaded mini mega drives for years


A quick on Google and yep, these things have been around for years

I don't see this as big news

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Lagamorph » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:07 am

Gemini73 wrote:
RichardUK wrote:Can’t you already buy something like this? I thought Sega had been making retro Preloaded mini mega drives for years


A quick on Google and yep, these things have been around for years

I don't see this as big news

If it was an official Sega one, completely developed in-house along the lines of the SNES and NES classics, then it would be big news as the existing ones are all just licensed third party units with a reputation for poor emulation.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by jawafour » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:08 am

Gemini73 wrote:A quick on Google and yep, these things have been around for years

I don't see this as big news

As mentioned above, Gemini, the mini Sega consoles produced by external partners to date have been pretty poor quality; hopefully this new kit will be made to "SNES mini" standards. We don't know too much - if any! - detail at this time as Sega has given little further insight.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Jazzem » Sat Apr 14, 2018 11:40 am

Ah christ, if that's true on it being a repackaged ATgames plug and play then never mind D:

If not, hopefully emulation is solid + it has good selection of third party games (Konami pleaseee). And hell throw a few Master System games on there too.

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PostRe: Sega Mega Drive mini
by Gemini73 » Sat Apr 14, 2018 12:32 pm

jawafour wrote:
Gemini73 wrote:A quick on Google and yep, these things have been around for years

I don't see this as big news

As mentioned above, Gemini, the mini Sega consoles produced by external partners to date have been pretty poor quality; hopefully this new kit will be made to "SNES mini" standards. We don't know too much - if any! - detail at this time as Sega has given little further insight.


Ah, I see. Fair enough then. :)

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