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Sega Genesis Mini 2 coming in October as an Amazon exclusive

A second Sega Genesis Mini is on the way and will include Sega CD titles.


Back in 2019, Sega took its classic 16-bit console and shrunk it into a nostalgia-infused miniature console. Sega saw the buzz created by the Sega Genesis Mini and has decided to put together another one. That's right, there's a second Sega Genesis Mini on the way and pre-orders are already open on Amazon.

The newer Sega Genesis Mini 2 sports a designed that's based on the original's revamped second model. Sega has boosted the newer model's hardware in order to allow it to capably play Sega CD titles complete with full-motion video.

Here are the current titles featured, taken from the Sega Genesis Mini 2 website:

  • Sonic CD (Sega CD)
  • Shining Force CD (Sega CD)
  • Silpheed (Sega CD)
  • Mansion of Hidden Souls (Sega CD)
  • Night Strikers (Sega Mega Drive)
  • THE NINJAWARRIORS (Sega Mega Drive)
  • After Burner 2
  • OutRun
  • OutRunners
  • Virtua Racing
  • Super Hang-On
  • Sonic 3D Blast
  • Shining in the Darkness
  • Vectorman 2
  • The Ooze
  • Bonanza Bros.
  • Alien Soldier (Sega Mega Drive)
  • Rainbow Islands -EXTRA-
  • Splatterhouse 2
  • Rolling Thunder 2
  • Lightening Force
  • Fantasy Zone
  • Star Mobile

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 package will include the console, one controller, an HDMI cable, a USB power cable, and an AC adapter. Pre-orders are open now and, as Wario64 has observed on Twitter, this item appears to be exclusive to Amazon.

Sega Genesis Mini 2
Image courtesy of Sega

The news of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 is unexpected, to say the least. It's also somewhat disappointing given the rumors that hit back in 2020 about a potential Dreamcast Mini. We're still crossing our fingers for that one down the road. So far, Sega has a Genesis Mini, a Mega Drive Mini, and a Game Gear Micro under its belt, so the company certainly looks to be all for collecting its old console titles in a neat piece of hardware.

Pre-orders for the Sega Genesis Mini 2 are currently up on Amazon, where the item is sold and shipped from Amazon Japan. That means that you'll pay a $21.99 USD delivery fee on top of the $103.80 sticker price, so take that into consideration before taking the plunge. The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will release on Thursday, October 27.

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