Sega Genesis Consoles Resume Production in Brazil
Nintendo created much excitement earlier this year over the announcement of the NES Classic Edition, a miniature version of the NES console that plays 30 pre-loaded games from the bestselling system. Now, on the eve of that special device’s release, it sounds like we will be reliving a smaller version of the radical ’90s console wars, as Sega Genesis consoles are being produced once more.
Tectoy, a Brazilian toy manufacturing company, is developing an officially licensed version of the Sega Genesis console. The retro console is still reportedly quite popular in Brazil, hence the reason for the 16-bit system to emerge once more. The blast processing console keeps to the authentic Genesis design, complete with three-button controller and slot for playing any original Sega Genesis cartridges. Where the console does differ is that it only has A/V cable ports, so no classic coaxial or modern HDMI, and an SD card slot to allow for games run through emulation. As an added bonus, the console will come with a free SD card pre-loaded with some of the most popular Sega Genesis titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog 3, Golden Axe and Altered Beast.
Tectoy now has the console available for pre-order for BRL399, or $125. While it is a little pricey, I can’t help but smile a little at the thought of the machine that gave us Toe Jam & Earl, Ecco the Dolphin and Boogerman rising up again to do what Nintendon’t. What do you guys think? Will you buy a Sega Genesis again? Are you sticking with the NES Classic Edition? Let us know in the comments below!
In other Sega news, did you hear about Deadpool director Tim Miller will be executive producer on a new Sonic the Hedgehog film? Read about that and other Sega news stories here on Don’t Feed the Gamers!
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