Sega Mega Drive Mini launching September 2019

$80/£70 console (Sega Genesis Mini in the US) will come with 40 games

Update: Sega has now revealed the complete line-up of Sega Mega Drive Mini games.

Sega will follow in the footsteps of Nintendo and Sony by releasing its own miniature console, Sega Mega Drive Mini (Sega Genesis Mini in the US), on September 19, 2019.

Priced at $80/£70, the plug in and play console will come with 40 games. While these may vary by region, Sega has confirmed the first ten games available in the States, which are also named on the system’s Amazon UK product page.

They are Ecco the Dolphin, Castlevania: Bloodlines, Space Harrier 2, Shining Force, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Machine, ToeJam & Earl, Comix Zone, Sonic the Hedgehog, Altered Beast, and Gunstar Heroes.

Available to pre-order now, the Mega Drive Mini package includes the console itself, two wired three-button control pads, a USB power adaptor, power cable and HDMI cable.

Sega announced the Mega Drive Mini in April 2018 and had originally planned to launch the system last year to coincide with the Mega Drive’s 30th anniversary in Japan.

Nintendo released its own miniature consoles, the NES Classic Edition and the SNES Classic Edition, in November 2016 and September 2017 respectively.

Company president Shuntaro Furukawa said in October 2018 that combined global sales of the NES Classic Edition and Super NES Classic Edition had surpassed 10 million units.

Sony also got in on the act last year, launching the PlayStation Classic in December 2018.