Sega celebrates 60 years with new mini-console

In honour of this anniversary, Sega has decided to bring out a new retro gaming console in miniature form.

This new console is dubbed the Game Gear Micro and despite its tiny size, is fully usable.

The Sega Game Gear Micro

The original Game Gear console was created by Sega in competition with the Game Boy and was actually considered to be superior to the Game Boy, even though this did not reflect in sales at the time — the Nintendo Game Boy ended up selling more units.

Despite this, Sega has decided to revive this little console, but in miniature form to mark its 60th year in the business.

The Sega Game Gear

The Game Gear is tiny in comparison to its predecessor measuring only the size of your hand. On the console itself it comes with basic radial and duo-button controls that sit next to a miniature backlit screen that’s able to display 32 colours at a time.

An unexpected add-on is that each different colour console available comes with four different games.

This clever marketing tactic will most likely get collectors to purchase all four consoles to collect each of the accompanying games.

Games that come with each individual colour console

The black console comes with:

  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone
  • Sonic The Hedgehog

The red console comes with:

  • Columns
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer

The yellow console comes with:

  • Nazopuyo
  • Shining force Gaiden: Ensei- Jashin no kuni he
  • Shining force: The sword of Hajya
  • Shining force: Final conflict

The blue console comes with:

  • Sonic Chaos
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal
  • Gunstar Heroes

The nifty little console itself is only 80mm x 43mm x 20mm with a 1.15-inch display. There’s a single mono speaker and a headphone jack. It charges over USB but can also run off two AAA batteries.

This sounds too small to properly play on, right? Well Sega has thought of that too.

They are including a mini version of their Big Window magnifying-glass accessory. If you happen to purchase all four of the consoles then Sega will give you a magnifying glass for free.

These cute little consoles are all available on preorder in Japan for 4,980 Yen or about R771. Although, there is no word on when it will arrive in the rest of the world.

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