Sega Genesis Mini
|Sega Genesis Mini|
|CPU||Allwinner-based Zuiki Z7213|
|Graphics||1280 x 720 resolution|
|Media||512 MB flash memory|
|Release||JP/NA: September 19, 2019|
EU: October 4, 2019
|Added to museum||NA: May 4, 2019|
JP: June 7, 2021
Sega Genesis Mini, known as the Sega Mega Drive Mini outside of North America, was a miniature video game system by Sega. It was released after the success of miniature consoles by Nintendo, the NES Classic Edition and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System Classic Edition, as well as the release of the Sony PlayStation Classic. It was released on September 19, 2019.
It contains forty-two built-in games, running on an emulator designed by M2, and will be designed to resemble the Genesis. In Japan and Asia, it will contain one six-button controller which will connect to the console using a USB connection. Outside of Japan and Asia, it will contain two three-button controllers, which will also connect to the console using a USB connection. The video will be output through HDMI.
On April 14, 2018, AtGames revealed via Twitter that they were designing the Sega Mega Drive Mini. However, on September 18, 2018, Sega announced via Twitter that AtGames was no longer developing the console and that the emulation would be handled by a Japanese developer. On March 30, 2018, at Sega Fes, Sega revealed that the Sega Mega Drive Mini would have emulation developed by M2 and would be released worldwide on September 19, 2019.
Forty-two games are included in the Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive Mini.