The recently revealed mini console sets itself apart from those other attempts by being a portable that can fit in your hand. Well that’s a bit generous as you can actually fit several of these in your hand as it is just 80 mm wide X 43 mm high X 20 mm deep.
And you may need to pick up several of these as Sega has chosen the most baffling game distribution route we’ve ever seen. Four colours of console are available: black, blue, yellow and red. These aren’t just colour options to suit your preference, but instead each colour represents which games are loaded onto the system.
How many games each? A paltry four. You can see them in the trailer below and listed in English here.
The Game Gear Micro goes on sale in Japan from 6th October at ¥4 980 each (~R780). It should be noted that this price does not include tax, and no announcement about a wider release outside of Japan has been mentioned yet.
For those in Japan looking to get all four consoles, a special magnifier for the console is available. Those who pre-order a full set get this as a bonus, but it’s first come first served and numbers are limited.
If you’re seriously considering buying these as someone in Japan, or you’re willing to jump through international delivery hoops during a pandemic, check out the official page which is entirely in Japanese.
With yet another miniature console coming to market every day that we don’t get the fictional Newgrounds Classic Console is a sin.