Sega Genesis Mini Delay Pushes Release Date To 2019

Sega Genesis Mini Delay

Gamers are still high on the hype from the announcement of the PlayStation Classic device made public earlier this week. This new gizmo being released by Sony is yet another all-in-one game collection console made in response to Nintendo’s highly successful NES and SNES Classic Editions. Since these systems launched, we have also seen retro gaming platforms like Commodore 64 and Sega Genesis represented with throwbacks of their own. However, it seems Sega may have gone too fast for even Sonic the Hedgehog, as they have announced a Sega Genesis Mini delay.

Sega made the announcement recently on their official Japanese Twitter account. A translation of the tweets reveals that their tentatively named Sega Genesis Mini console planned for a release by the end of this year will now be launching some time in 2019. The tweets give several reasons for this delay, the first of which being that they plan to wait until the device is ready to launch worldwide in all of its planned major regions simultaneously.

The tweet cites the great demand that has been expressed in North America and Europe, and states that these regions will receive specific versions of the device as the original console did in the 1990s. The U.S. will receive a Sega Genesis version, while Europe will have a Mega-Drive variant of the machine.

The announcement also mentions that a different domestic company will help manufacture the device, as opposed to previous partner AtGames. It also seems that Sega wants to further adjust the design of the console to cater more towards the nostalgia of fans. While this may come as a bit of a disappointment to some, hopefully the extra time improves the quality of the miniature console, so that it can properly compete with the likes of the PlayStation Classic and NES Classic. After all, Sega is supposed to do what Nintendon’t.

What do you guys think about the Sega Genesis Mini delay? Let us know in the comments below! Be sure to stay tuned for the latest retro gaming news, such as the trademark which may hint at the release of a Nintendo 64 Classic Edition, here on Don’t Feed the Gamers! Follow us on Twitter to see our updates the minute they go live!

Cory Lara1651 Posts

A royally radical and totally tubular 90s kid, Cory has a passion for all things nerdy, particularly gaming and nostalgia. While an accountant by day, he strives to be as creative and humorous as possible in his free time, be it here writing on Don't Feed the Gamers, or making dumb satirical posts on his Twitter, Youtube, Facebook and Instagram accounts.


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