Sega claims that the Genesis Mini 2 will have a "one-tenth" of the original supply

Sega claims that the Genesis Mini 2 will have a "one-tenth" of the original supply ...

A Sega of Japan rep told Ars Technica that the new miniaturized console was really a "Japan-only project." Sega eventually decided to develop a Genesis Mini 2 for Western consumers, but said the system would only be produced in small quantities due to the worldwide semiconductor shortage.

Sega of Japan has stated that the number of Genesis Mini 2 consoles will be one-tenth of the original Genesis Mini's production volume. This is because we don't know how many Genesis Minis were produced, but the one-tenth is significant no matter how you slice it.

Why do North American customers need to import the Genesis Mini 2? It is only being sold via an Amazon listing at aninflated price and with a delivery fee of $21.99. At the time of writing, NA buyers will have to pay $128.64 plus any applicable taxes to have the mini console shipped over from Japan.

The original's $79.99 price is impressive, but it's not that high for new-in-box models on eBay.

The Genesis Mini 2 will come with over 50 pre-installed games, including OutRun, Virtua Racing, and Vectorman 2, as well as a few Sega CD titles like Sonic CD and Mansion of Hidden Souls, which I'd like to see.

The program will be available on October 27.

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