Sega Genesis Mini 2 North American Release Will Be One Tenth of the Original

If you want a Sega Genesis Mini 2, you will have to turn to Amazon Japan, as western customers will have to import the next mini console from Sega.

According to a report from Polygon, Sega is only selling the Genesis Mini 2 to the West through Amazon Japan due to the ongoing shortage of semiconductors in the global supply chain.

The mini console will also be much rarer than the 2019 Sega Genesis Mini, with a total production run of just one-tenth the size of the original. In fact, Sega originally planned to only produce enough Genesis Mini 2 consoles for the Japanese market before deciding to make the North American version available on Amazon Japan.

Right now, you can pre-order the Genesis Mini 2 on Amazon for $103.80, with the order being fulfilled by Amazon Japan. After the stated shipping cost of $21.99, the grand total comes to $125.79. This is much more expensive than the original’s $79.99 price.

If you want to buy one of these mini consoles, you’ll probably need to trade sooner rather than later. With a limited production run and an import system, the Genesis Mini 2 will likely be hard to come by shortly after launch.

The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will launch on October 27, 2022. The console will feature over 50 classic titles, consisting of Genesis games not found on the original mini console, arcade ports, Sega CD games, and a previously unreleased game.

SEGA Genesis vs SNES

We scored the original Genesis Mini a 9, saying, “The SEGA Genesis Mini is the closest thing to a perfect all-in-one mini console so far. There are a few weird emulation issues here and there, but the sheer number of of games and its delightful interface surpasses all the graphical issues in these classic games.”

Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.

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