Due to the continued shortage of semiconductors, relatively few units of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 will be sold in North America, about 10% of the supply of the original version.
According to a statement given to Polygon, the Sega Genesis Mini 2 was originally intended to be a Japanese-only product. However, after discovering that Amazon’s Japan Store allowed a small number of units to be sold through the North American site, it allocated a small number of units for sale in North America. Sega didn’t say if there were any plans for a second run.
It also means the Mini 2 has a significant price premium over the last model. The original Mini is $80 plus shipping, while the Mini 2 is listed on Amazon at $106.65 with $21.99 extra shipping for a total of $125.79. At the time of writing, the pre-order page for the mini console is still open and the console will launch on October 27, 2022.
Sega announced the Mini 2 last month. It comes with a new version of Genesis’ six-button controller and over 50 games, including Sega CD titles. The original Genesis Mini came with 42 classic games, including Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, Ecco the Dolphin, among others.
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