Sega Genesis Mini 2 launches in October with more power and more games


Sega Genesis – Sega has announced that it’s releasing a second edition of its Genesis Mini console in the US on October 27th. The company says this version is more powerful than the hardware released in 2019. It’ll ship with a batch of over 50 games, and this time, some of those will be Sega CD titles. (Yes, Sonic CD and Shining Force CD are among them.) The Genesis Mini 2 will be available exclusively through Amazon, where you can already place a preorder for $103.80. Amazon is also charging $21.99 for shipping; the high costs are because US buyers will be importing this from Sega of Japan.

Sega Genesis Mini 2:

The hardware design is now based on the Sega Genesis Model 2, and you’re getting the six-button gamepad instead of the three-button gamepad that came with the original. Sega’s list of titles announced so far includes arcade hits like OutRun, Virtua Racing, After Burner IISuper Hang-On, and more. You can take a look at the partial list here.

Sega says “a never-released bonus game has also been added” to the collection. In the box, you get the Genesis Mini 2 console, one wired controller, a USB power adapter, a power cord, and an HDMI cable. The new device is slightly more compact than its predecessor, according to Sega.

Sega Genesis Mini 2


The company’s latest miniature console was already announced in Japan, so it only makes sense for the Genesis-branded version to come stateside. Sega did an excellent job with the first iteration — especially compared to the lackluster PlayStation Classic. Hopefully the Genesis Mini 2 will deliver a similarly great experience for gamers looking for a kick of nostalgia with some timeless Genesis classics.

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