Sega fans who plan to buy the console should import the retro console from Japan. In addition, the company estimates it will have about a tenth of the inventory it had to sell to American and European consumers. Sega blames the situation on the .
A Sega spokesperson told the company initially planned to release the Genesis Mini 2 only in Japan, but that by using Amazon’s ‘Japan Store’ system, we found that at least a small number of units could be purchased through Amazon.com. sold, so a portion was allocated to make the North American version.” With $22 shipping out of the country, US consumers can pay about $125 to import the retro console once it’s available on .
That’s a hefty price increase considering the original Genesis Mini launched for a more affordable $80. The new console will feature over 50 titles, including Sonic CD, Virtua Racing, OutRun, Shining Force CD and Fantasy zone. Judging by the packaging, it also comes with a six-button controller. One of the few complaints we had with the original was that it came with a cramped three-button gamepad.
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