Sega fans planning to buy will need to import classic console from Japan. Furthermore, the company estimates it will have about one-tenth of the shares it has in for sale to American and European consumers. Sega blamed the situation .
A Sega spokesperson told The company originally planned to release the Genesis Mini 2 only in Japan, but by “using Amazon’s ‘Japan Store’ system, we found that at least a small number of units could be sold through Amazon.com, so a portion was allocated to make the North American version. With $22 in domestic shipping, U.S. consumers could expect to pay around $125 to import the classic console once it’s available online. .
That’s a hefty price increase over the original Genesis Mini that launched at a much more affordable $80. The new console will feature over 50 titles, including Sonic CD, Racing Virtua, OutRun, Shining Force CD and Illusion zone. Judging by the packaging, it will also come with a six-button controller. One of the few complaints we had with the original was that it came with a cramped three-button gamepad.
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