SEGA to release a Game Gear Micro

Sega Announce Game Gear Micro Portable Console

SEGA have today announced that they will be released a new…or shall we say, old, mini console. SEGA will be digging into their archives to bring their loyal fans a taste of gamings past. The Game Gear Micro is a very small version of the original Game Gear, which was released by SEGA in 1990. The Game Gear was SEGA’s attempt to break up Nintendo’s dominate Game Boy market, but they didn’t receive the reception they had hoped and the console was eventually scraped by 1997.

The announcement of this handheld devices comes as SEGA is celebration their 60th anniversary. The device itself will be quite small, only measuring 80mm x 43mm x 20mm. It will feature a 1.15-inch display. The device will charge via a USB but it will also feature a slot for two AA batteries.

The Game Gear Mini will come in 4 separate colours, which oddly will actually feature different games. It’s going to be important to pick carefully. The available devices and games are:

Black Game Gear Micro

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone
Blue Game Gear Mini Console

Blue Game Gear Micro

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

Yellow Game Gear Micro

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

Red Game Gear Micro

Red Game Gear Mini Console
  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The GG Shinobi
  • Columns

The Reception Hasn’t Been Overly Favourable

To say that fans are underwhelmed by the mini consoles announcement is perhaps an enormous understatement. If someone is willing to buy all 4 devices, they’re going to need to splash out 27,255 yen. That’s roughly $361 AUD or $250 USD. That’s a lot of money for an item you will barely be able to see. SEGA may feel that nostalgia will be enough to get these over the line with consumers, but it’s going to be a hard slog convincing people to purchase a device that they may lose even when they’re holding it.