[QUOTE="Heirren"] Fair point. I believe there may be a model that doesn't yellow, but I didn't own that one so perhaps Nintendo reduced production costs. I really like the design of the original Genesis. Why sega changed it, I do not know.Heirren
they changed it because it was cheaper. same reason for all new models of systemsThe revamped Gameboys retained a high quality, the gba was improved over time, the NES was made more reliable, second run psx consoles were also improved, the ps3 slim is arguably of even higher build quality vs the original, and the new Xbox 360s are infinitely superior. The Genesis 2 is not only made of cheaper parts, but the experience is even different as the sound quality holds very different characteristics.
everything yoy said was being achieved by saving costs, and megadrive 2 was a lot cheaper to manufacture. gone was the headphone jack, the stereo sound and it was smaller, used smaller interior chips and everything as well. the megadrive 2, btw is more reliable than megadrive 1. especially with the sound