Sega first released the Genesis 30 years ago. Now it seems the company is taking a trip down memory lane and introducing a new revamped mini version of the original. Unfortunately for North Americans and the rest of the world, the new console will be available only in Japan.
That doesn't mean people aren't freaking out.
The announcement may have been in Japanese, but the excitement is real in any language.
Yo... @SEGA, is this real?? If so, will it be released outside of Japan for all to enjoy? 😀— RebelTom (@TheRebelTom) April 14, 2018
Also, I'm sure it will be much easier to get. Unlike the NES/SNES Classic mini's; right? Because Genesis Does What NintenDon't! 😉#MegaDriveMini #SegaGenesis
The rumors are true! Sega is going to release the Mega Drive Mini in Japan, powered by the latest AtGames technology. This same new and improved technology will find its way into the US and other territories later this year! #MegaDriveMini pic.twitter.com/4kbVKEz8oK— AFZ (@ATGFlashback) April 14, 2018
Honestly, Sega is hitting all the right buttons lately. Yakuza series, shenmue 1 & 2 HD, genesis mini, Sega ages, border break, new house of the dead, sakura wars...They're trying to appease fans for sure.— Frozen Foxer (@TJKitsune) April 14, 2018
Although not everyone was swinging from the chandelier.
What’s the point of a mini Sega Mega Drive when I go into Target and get a Genesis Flashback right now for $40?— cub scout drop out (@tvandlust) April 14, 2018
H/T: Twitter Moments