We’ll Have to Wait a Little Longer for the 16-bit Future of Gaming

Sega has announced that the upcoming release of their Mega Drive Mini retro console will be pushed back to 2019 to allow for a simultaneous international release.

Sega Mega Drive Genesis Mini

Originally set to launch in Japan later this year, the delay was announced over on Sega’s Japanese Twitter account alongside news that the retro console would see a Mega Drive release in Europe, as well as a Genesis model in North America.

Fans have been generally understanding of the delay, as the consensus is that the developer will wisely use the extra time to make the best version of the retro console possible.


No word yet on an exact release date or other details, but we’ll be sure to let you know as soon as they drop. Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini back in April, and has been having a banner year for North American releases with well received hits like Yakuza 6 and Kiwami 2, the Sonic Mania re-release and the imminent Valkyria Chronicles 4 is already receiving glowing reviews.

SOURCE: Twitter