Sega’s Celebrating A Big Anniversary With A Tiny Game Gear
Sega is celebrating its 60th anniversary in a big way. Or, to be more precise, with a tiny device. It’s releasing a mini version of its classic handheld console, the Game Gear.
The Game Gear Micro will cost ¥4,980 (about $45). According to Kotaku, it’ll be available in four colors: blue, yellow, red and the original black.
Other details, including North American availability and what games you’ll be able to play, are unclear at the time of writing (I’ll update this post when Sega confirms more information). The promotional image includes a screenshot of the company’s mascot Sonic in action, so you can probably expect the Game Gear Micro to include a Sonic game or three.
Sega (which was founded on June 3rd, 1960) released the original Game Gear in 1991 and discontinued it in 1997. It was a notoriously bulky and heavy console — that probably won’t be a problem this time around.
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