Sega announces Game Gear Micro

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https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/2/21278762/sega-game-gear-micro-revealed-price-release-date

Sega has now revealed full details of its just-announced Game Gear Micro portable console — or, I should say, consoles. It turns out that the four color variants are different systems each with four different games preloaded, no doubt in an attempt to drive collectors to buy them all.

Here’s what you get on each.

The black model comes with:

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone

The blue variant includes:

  • Sonic Chaos
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal

The yellow Game Gear Micro has:

  • Shining Force Gaiden: Ensei – Jashin no Kuni he
  • Shining Force: The Sword of Hajya
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Nazopuyo Aruru no Ru

And the red version is preloaded with:

  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

The hardware itself is 80mm x 43mm x 20mm with a 1.15-inch display. There’s a single mono speaker and a headphone jack. It charges over USB but can also run off two AAA batteries.

This things tiny! It's for Japan only... as of now anyway Do you think this has potential to come to the West? Would you be interested in this? lol.

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#2 madrocketeer  Online
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Makes me think of a picture of Ken Jeong squinting at something in his hand, somehow.

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There are only four games on each model??? $50? Rip-off!

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#4  Edited By Gifford38
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lol sega is coming back to the console wars. big news i hope this is not it. maybe a regular game gear with a 100 of games loaded in then it would be cool.

excuse me do you have a magnify glass on you? no why? because i can't see the screen on this stupid thing.

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#8  Edited By Archangel3371
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Well this announcement certainly turned out to be quite the disappointment. Impossibly small to play, only 4 games on each, and $45 to $50 each. Yikes. Not sure how this even got off the drawing board. Needless to say I’ll be passing on this if it ever comes out here.

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#9 Pedro
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@Archangel3371 said:

Well this announcement certainly turned out to be quite the disappointment. Impossibly small to play, only 4 games on each, and $45 to $50 each. Yikes. Not sure how this even got off the drawing board. Needless to say I’ll be passing on this if it ever comes out here.

It probably was a small sketch.😎

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#10 YearoftheSnake5
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It looks dreadful. Four (old)games on each? 1in screen? $50 a pop? Are they nuts?

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#11  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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IMO this was built for videogame paraphernalia collectors - my guess is it will sell like crazy to the limited audience that would ever consider such a thing at any price/number of games in the first place. Which might mean the overall number of units sold isn't that much - but assuming they priced it that way knowing exactly who is going to buy it (and buy all of 'em to complete the set)

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Just seeing that picture makes my hands cramp up

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#13  Edited By Renegade_Fury
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@xantufrog: It was because it was made by SEGA's toy division, so these things are designed more as collectables for the 60th anniversary rather than being a mini-Genesis/MD equivalent. I think all the bundles have already sold out.

BTW, for anyone wondering, SEGA's "big" announcement was their fog gaming implementation for arcades. It doesn't affect any of us since we don't live in Japan, but it is revolutionary for what it promises over there.

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@Pedro said:
@Archangel3371 said:

Well this announcement certainly turned out to be quite the disappointment. Impossibly small to play, only 4 games on each, and $45 to $50 each. Yikes. Not sure how this even got off the drawing board. Needless to say I’ll be passing on this if it ever comes out here.

It probably was a small sketch.😎

Indeed. 😅

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That's a big pass on this small handheld.

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I’m not sure these were actually meant to be played.

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@YearoftheSnake5: "Four (old)games on each? 1in screen? $50 a pop?"

What is the right price?

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#18  Edited By lamprey263
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I'd rather just see them add more content to their Sega collections, or make new volumes. I don't even remember playing all that many Game Gear games on mine, mostly used my Master System adapter to play my old Master System games.

Anyhow, passed on each retro console to date, no desire to get this, but this is pretty weak, even if each version had all the games, still a crappy value.

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@PSP107: Considering you can get a Sega Genesis Mini for the same price, depending on where you look, I'd say no more than $30 for these things. Even then, it's a tough sell to anyone except collectors and that's probably the target audience anyway.

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Who on Earth thought this was a good idea? Mind-boggling.

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im a huge SEGA fan so i will be buying these - Not to play of course but for (sega) collector purposes.

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I'm a huge Game Gear fan. I still have mine and still collect for it.

That said... this is an incredibly stupid way of doing this. I won't be buying and will be shocked if they bring them westward.

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Sega sure know how to disappoint its fans.

Of all their amazing IP's and for their 60th anniversary that decide to do this.

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#24 SolidGame_basic
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@i_p_daily said:

Sega sure know how to disappoint its fans.

Of all their amazing IP's and for their 60th anniversary that decide to do this.

😁 Good movie.

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@SolidGame_basic said:
@i_p_daily said:

Sega sure know how to disappoint its fans.

Of all their amazing IP's and for their 60th anniversary that decide to do this.

😁 Good movie.

Yeah its a "killer"

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Four games for $50? And you have to use a magnifying glass to even see the screen? Hard pass.

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#27  Edited By PinkRibbonScars
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I want one, just for the cuteness :3

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#29 R10nu
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Even original Game Gear screen is too damn small by modern standards.

Thanks for the meme, Sega.

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#30 SecretPolice
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Only for those folks, ya know...

lololol :P

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Does it require six AA batteries and last two hours before running out?

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#32 DocSanchez
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I'd prefer it if they did a Master System/Game Gear collection on steam like they did with the mega drive. I know that was their golden age but they shouldn't ignore all the other greatness they came up with. I cut my teeth on the master system. I'd pay for a collection with a few select game gear classics like shining force and shinobi GG.

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@organic_machine said:

Does it require six AA batteries and last two hours before running out?

It seems smaller than AA batteries in general, so I doubt it.

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Not even remotely interested. This is why sega had to leave the console market.

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#35  Edited By DocSanchez
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@thegreatchomp said:

Not even remotely interested. This is why sega had to leave the console market.

Absolute nonsense.

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@DocSanchez: Don’t hate on me because Sega doesn’t know how to read their own customer base.

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As a Japanese only product, it's fine. But it won't cut it in the West. It kinda makes sense as far as I can tell as a Japanese products, it's the kind of thing they do, so I can't knock that. But as a Western product, it's a bit silly.

I think the size is ridiculous. But four different games on four different flavours, isn't going to cut it in the west imo.

Neither the console or the packaging looks good enough to buy it as a collectors item that you don't use, it just hasn't got a lot going for it imo. In contrast, the NES mini classic, is good looking, functional and the packaging looks great. It's an instant collectable whether you use it or not. If Sega repackage it in the west with a nostalgic packaging, it would pick up some collectable sales, I think they should put all those games on one version though. Just my thoughts.

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This is a collectors item, it’s not meant to be played. Which means it’s absolutely worthless to me.

Now, if they just did a game gear collection for PS4/Switch/Xbox/PC I’d be all over that. I’ve wanted to play more of the SF Gaiden games.

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Not for me, but this is clearly for Japan, so this doesn't effect me whats-so-ever.

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@thegreatchomp said:

@DocSanchez: Don’t hate on me because Sega doesn’t know how to read their own customer base.

Don't whine. I don't hate on you, you aren't important enough to hate on. But what you said was bollocks. Sega's demise was nothing to do with the game gear.

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Dumbest shit seen in a while.

Just imagine got a proper sized one a and it was hacked, instead.. This piss take.