Mega Drive Mini Pushed Back to 2019 to Accommodate Simultaneous Release Worldwide

SEGA has announced that the Mega Drive Mini will now release in 2019 so they can meet demand and launch simultaneously worldwide.

on September 19, 2018 10:48 AM

Earlier this year at an event called SegaFes 2018, the aforementioned company announced the Mega Drive Mini, a mini-console in the vain of the NES and SNES Classic editions. Today, PlayStation announced that they would be entering that market with the PlayStation Classic, while SEGA announced that the Mega Drive Mini has been pushed back to 2019.

This news comes from SEGA’s official Japanese Twitter account. Translated by DualShockers’ Giuseppe Nelva, the tweet states that the mini-console, which is being developed with the help of AtGames, became highly requested overseas. SEGA wants the Mega Drive Mini to be branded correctly depending on the region, and wants a simultaneous launch worldwide.

These demands likely cost stock-related issues, which likely resulted in the decision to push it back from its original 2018 release window to 2019. No specific release date or window was given, but we will be sure to let you know when one is revealed:

You can check out the announcement trailer for the mini-console below. SEGA’s Mega Drive Mini is now slated to release sometime in 2019.

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Tomas Franzese is a Staff Writer at DualShockers, writing a variety of reviews and shedding light on upcoming games for both PC and consoles. While he has been a gamer most of his life, he began writing for DualShockers in 2016 and has almost never put his computer or a controller down since.