“I think for the next one, we may go with a concept close to the Mega Drive Mini,” Okunari explains. “If I have to say some names, it could be an SG-1000 Mini or a Dreamcast Mini.”Okunari also mentioned that Sega is considering “projects that nobody has imagined” for the next micro-console, and added that “the project scope will be much bigger as we gaze upon the world” as the company moves forward with the micro-console range. This suggests that the next devices could launch in the west as well as Japan.
The palm-sized Game Gear Micro was announced back in June of 2020 and launched in Japan on October 6. Four colourways of the mini console were available, each with a separate selection of classic games such as Gunstar Heroes and Sonic the Hedgehog.
We reviewed the Sega Mega Drive Mini last year, scoring it a 9 and calling it “as close to perfect as any retro all-in-one mini-console has come so far.” If it does end up becoming a reality, hopefully, the Dreamcast Mini can follow in its footsteps!
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