To celebrate the 60th anniversary of SEGA (June 3rd), the company unveiled the Game Gear Micro. The original console was released in April 1991 throughout North America as well as Europe, and competed with Nintendo’s Game Boy, Atari Lynx, and NEC’s TurboExpress at the time. Since much of its hardware was sourced from the Master System, it can play that console’s games by the use of an adapter. Read more for a video and additional information.
According to a leaked image, the Game Gear Micro will be available in four colors: black, blue, yellow, and red. It’s set to be released in Japan on October 6th this year, priced at around $46. Unfortunately, several accessories that were created for the original Game Gear during its lifespan, like the TV Tuner accessory with a whip antenna, won’t be compatible with the micro version.
- The iconic SEGA Genesis console that defined a generation of gaming returns in a slick, miniaturized unit.
- The SEGA Genesis Mini console is loaded with 42 legendary games and is plug and play ready right out of the box!
- Box contents: Sega Genesis Mini console and 2 wired controllers, 40 games + 2 bonus games, power cable and USB adapter, and HDMI cable.