We’ve previously reported about the coming of the Sega Genesis / MegaDrive Mini, previously announced in Sega Fes 2019. Now, it has been confirmed that the classic mini console is getting its Southeast Asian release later this year! We’ve got the full list of 42 preinstalled games, and the console pricing details too!

Southeast Asian game distributor, Epicsoft Asia Pte. Ltd., has been designated as Sega’s official distributor of the Sega Genesis Mini for the said region. As confirmed in Sega Fes 2019, the mini console will hit the global market on September 19, 2019, and will be priced as follows:

Singapore: 119.90 SGD
Malaysia: 359.00 MYR
Thailand: 3,390 THB
Indonesia: 1,499,000 IDR
Philippines: 4,590 PHP

The package includes the mini console itself, a pair of USB-connected Sega Genesis controllers, HDMI and power cables.

 

The console will come preloaded with the following games:

  • Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle
  • Alisia Dragoon
  • Altered Beast
  • Beyond Oasis
  • Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Columns
  • Comix Zone
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Darius
  • Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Dynamite Headdy
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Eternal Champions
  • Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
  • Golden Axe
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Kid Chameleon
  • Landstalker
  • Light Crusader
  • Mega Man: The Wily Wars
  • Monster World 4
  • Phantasy Star 4: The End of the Millennium
  • Road Rash 2
  • Shining Force
  • Shinobi III: Return of the Ninja Master
  • Sonic The Hedgehog
  • Sonic The Hedgehog 2
  • Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Street Fighter 2: Special Champion Edition
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • Strider
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Tetris
  • Thunder Force 3
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Vectorman
  • Virtua Fighter 2
  • Wonder Boy in Monster World
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck

Pre-orders have started for this product at all retail partner outlets in the Southeast Asia region, while online pre-orders will be made available closer to the date of the launch.


Official Press Release from Epicsoft follows: 

SINGAPORE (20 June 2019) – Epicsoft Asia Pte. Ltd. announces it will officially launch the SEGA Genesis Mini in Southeast Asia at the same time as the rest of the world, on 19th of September 2019.

The retro mini console, which costs USD $79.90 in the USA, will be priced as follows in these countries:

Singapore:      119.90 SGD
Malaysia:        359.00 MYR
Thailand:        3,390 THB
Indonesia:      1,499,000 IDR
Philippines:    4,590 PHP

The SEGA Genesis Mini aims to recreate the most notable gaming experiences from the past and will include:

  • SEGA Genesis Mini console
    • The replica unit is around 55% smaller than the original console, and comes with various replica ports and a sliding volume control
  • 2 USB-connected controllers
    • Designed with the classic 3-button layout from the original SEGA Genesis
  • HDMI Cable
  • Power Cable

The release of this console is significant for SEGA, which gave birth to game characters like Sonic the Hedgehog© during the 16-bit videogames era. SEGA Games Company Ltd. Executive Manager Miyazaki Hiroyuki said, “I am really excited to have the opportunity to launch the SEGA Genesis Mini in Asia. SEGA Genesis Mini is not only a game console, but also brings back great memories of SEGA’s history. I hope every Genesis fan, SEGA fan and gamers in general can love this new retro game machine.”

Pre-orders have started for this product at all retail partner outlets in the Southeast Asia region, while online pre-orders will be made available closer to the date of the launch.

The SEGA Genesis Mini recently made headlines at the annual E3 gaming trade event in Los Angeles USA, where it was available for hands-on previews by the attending guests and media, many of whom gave overwhelming praise for the console:

“I played the Sega Genesis Mini and I’m totally smitten” – Polygon

“Sega Genesis Mini Hands-on Review: This Beats Nintendo and Sony” – Tom’s Guide

“SEGA Genesis Mini: A Triumphant Ode to Sega’s Glory Days” – Digital Trends

“Sega does the Retro Console right with the fantastic Genesis Mini” – The Verge

About the SEGA Genesis Mini

The SEGA Genesis Mini (sold as SEGA Mega Drive Mini in regions like Japan and Europe) is a tiny-sized recreation of the popular Sega Genesis, first released between 1988-1989 by famous and storied games manufacturer SEGA. The console was extremely popular, garnering over 30 million sales throughout its life-time.

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