Sega Genesis Mini To Launch In September, Will Include 40 Games

Genesis Mini being developed in-house, will retail for $79.00

Genesis Mini


Two years after first announcing the Sega Genesis Mini, it finally has a release date.

The Japanese company confirmed today during Sega Fest that the Sega Genesis Mini will release in Japan and North America simultaneously on September 19, 2019. The system, which is being developed internally by Sega M2 and modeled after the Model 1 console, which launched in October 1988 in Japan and August 1989 in North America,  will retail for $79.99.

In the box, you’ll get the console which is pre-loaded with 40 games, two replica three-button controllers (USB), an HDMI cable, and a USB power cable and adapter.

At the moment, Sega has only confirmed a handful of games that will be packed into the system. However, it’s worth noting that many of them have already been featured in other Sega collections — most recently the Sega Genesis Classics Collection which can be found on the Switch, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PCs.

Check out the initial selections below:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Shining Force
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • ToeJam & Earl
  • Comix Zone
  • Altered Beast
  • Gunstar Heroes


Sega will be revealing other titles making their way to the Sega Genesis Mini in the coming months.

So, what are your thoughts on the Genesis Mini so far? Will you be adding this latest offering to your micro-console lineup? Sound off in the comments and let us know.

Frank has been the caffeine-fueled evil overlord of HeyPoorPlayer since 2008. He speaks loudly and carries a big stick to keep the staff of the HPP madhouse in check. A collector of all things that blip and beep, he has an extensive collection of retro consoles and arcade machines crammed into his house. Currently playing: Dodonpachi Dai-Ou-Jou (Arcade), Shovel Knight: Treasure Trove (Switch), Neo Turf Masters (Neo Geo)

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