All aboard the nostalgia train, because Sega has made it official – the Sega Genesis Mini/Mini Mega Drive is here!

Hot on the heels of the success of the NES and SNES Classic consoles, Sega has announced that it intends on releasing its very own miniature version of its most successful console, tentatively calling it the Mini Mega Drive.

There have been previous mini versions of the 16-bit home entertainment system, but this will mark the first time the classic design has been recreated perfectly in miniature form, complete with a cartridge slot so that you can relive all of your favorite Sega moments.

Mini Mega Drive

It’s unsurprising that Sega would go down this route following the incredible success of Nintendo’s mini-consoles, which sold out in record time. It is not known yet which classic Sega titles will be built into the unit, but Sega is keen to hear from fans on the subject and has encouraged us to Tweet them with any and all suggestions.

Currently, there is only plans to release the Mini Mega Drive in Japan, but it doesn’t take a marketing genius to realize the potential for lost revenue in having such a limited run. We’re positive we’ll be seeing the neo-classic console worldwide within the year, and if not then who’s up for moving to Japan?

The announcement came at the very same conference at which they revealed Shenmue and Shenmue 2 would be getting HD re-releases on the Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, so, all in all, it’s been a very exciting weekend for Sega fans.

Are you excited about the Mega Drive Mini? Do you feel ripped off after buying the original portable console with a number of built-in titles? Will you still spend the money regardless of owning the older version? Have your say in the comments, and let us know which games you’re excited to see make their return.

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