On June 5th, Sega just announced its next-generation mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2, which comes with 50 Mega Drive and Mega CD games. It will be launched in Japan on October 27th, priced at 9,980 yen.
In addition to this, Sega fans are also starting to look forward to the Mini versions of other consoles, such as the Saturn and the Dreamcast.
So, why did Sega decide to release the Mega Drive 2 instead of other consoles, Sega mini console series producer Okunari Yosuke explained the impact of the epidemic on production costs in a recent interview with Famitsu.
Osei Yosuke said that the team has also explored, but the internal hardware of the MD Mini cannot handle games on the Saturn and DC platforms, and the cost of developing and manufacturing new chips during the epidemic is very high. Even Sega launched Saturn and DC mini consoles.
According to reports, in addition to the drive, Mega CD also brings new technologies. For example, Sega has added a CPU to the new host, and the performance has been improved, not only increasing the capacity, but also adding enhancements that only Mega CD can do. .
Instead, the Super 32X wasn’t listed this time around, as the Super 32X has the same two CPUs as the Sega Saturn. “If you can do that, you can make a Sega Saturn mini”.
In addition, because the Mega CD has increased memory, there is a certain price increase compared to the Mega Drive Mini.
It is worth mentioning that the Sega mini console was inspired by Nintendo before it started.
Mini Hard used to exist, but I think the trend now started with Nintendo’s “Nintendo Classic Mini” series.
When the “Nintendo Classic Mini Home Computer” debuted in 2016, we were excited to say “this is awesome”, and the day after it was announced, I wrote a plan, which was also a prototype for the Mega Drive Mini. . And it turned out that I did. The company released the “Nintendo Classic Mini Super Famicom” the following year (2017).
He also said, “Youyou White Book ~ Mo Qiang”united war~” has been completed, which can be said to have fulfilled the expectations of fans, and this game was particularly difficult to record in the previous game, so he felt that it was really good to be able to record it.
“Sega’s next-generation mini console Mega Drive Mini 2 released: including Mega CD games, about 500 yuan”