Limited Edition Sega Genesis Reissue Slated For 2017
Nostalgia gamers rejoice — the Sega Genesis is being reissued with the classic three button controller, and 22 games already programmed in the system.
Sega’s officially licensed manufacturing partner Brazil’s TecToy has developed a new Genesis console that not only looks almost identical to the original, but also has a traditional cartridge slot and SD card reader.
The reason why Sega has given TecToy’s its approval in regards to the Sega Genesis reissue? Because in Brazil around 150,000 units of the Sega Genesis still sell each day.
Apparently, this Sega Genesis is different from another one that is available for purchase, and comes programmed with 80 video games. The main differences between the two (aside from the amount of games each system has) is also the design. Brazil’s TecToy looks like an actual Sega Genesis, while the other version (courtesy of Funstock) does not. So, you can either go for the one with less games but looks more like the OG Genesis, or the one with more games but looks nothing like the actual system.
Along with the Sega Genesis making a resurgence, Nintendo is bringing back its classic Nintendo Entertainment System, which is programmed with 30 games.
The NES Classic Edition is slated to arrive on November 11 for the low price of $59.99, which is cheaper than both of the Sega Genesis systems on the market.
TecToy’s Genesis system is set to release in June 2017 for approximately $138 USD. But you can pre-order it now (and considering it is limited edition, you might want to get on that). Below is a list of the games already on the console, which includes classics such as Sonic 3, Altered Beast and Shinobi 3.
Golden Axe 3