Sega has officially announced the launch of Game Gear Micro for its 60th-anniversary celebration. The company dates back to the early 1990s and introduces some interesting twists, but with an interesting twist. Sega has chosen something very unique to open the celebrations to celebrate its 60th anniversary, and this is a game GEAR Micro.
The Game Gear Micro game console will now be pre-ordered individually in Japan and shipped on October 6. Sega will also be releasing four different games, but they will be in the U.S. and Japan, although no Western region launches have been confirmed at this time.
Sega hasn’t reached out to us yet for a UK release date, but that seems like something that’s unlikely. Sega has announced the Game Gear Micro and you can pre-order it in Japan and the US from October 6th. The GameGear Micro sounds like a great game console, small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, and it does.
For a console that includes games that are supposed to represent the full breadth of its history, the Sega Game Gear Micro contains a paltry four titles. The four games you get depend on the color of the game, so you have to buy all four versions, but Sega could easily load all these games onto a single handheld. Obviously, these things are what you use for the actual GameGear cartridges, so the games are built to be compatible with all the other nostalgia microcomputers that the industry has developed in recent years.
Sega announced the Game Gear Micro today at a press conference in Tokyo, Japan, where it will be delivered in the first quarter of next year.
Even with a limited selection of games, it would be fun to see the device appear in other markets. It has been said that Game Gear did not set the world on fire, but that has not stopped Sega from bringing back the classic machine in solid form. Now they have announced another mini-console release, but this time it seems unlikely that anyone will actually play it.
The Game Gear Micro is powered by two AAA batteries, which gives about three hours of battery life. Fortunately, long-time Game Gear fans who replace AA batteries will be glad to know that the Micro includes two AA batteries and a USB charging port to charge the USB.
Each color variant costs 4,980 Japanese yen (about $45), and the attachment comes in a bundle that costs 27,255 yen ($250), which includes all four versions of the console.
The Game Gear is one of the most popular retro consoles of all time, and this does not seem the best way to pay him respect for Sega’s 60th birthday. While the mini versions of the retro console have been a huge hit in recent years, Sega may have gone a little too far. If they want to put a mini-console on the market, they need to think again, because at the moment it doesn’t just look like an overpriced, tiny novelty, the use of which quickly becomes frustrating, but also a waste of money.
The most original looking Black Game Gear Micro features Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Super Mario Bros. 2, and Super Sonic 3. The blue version contains the original GameGear Micro and the Sega Genesis version of the game, Sonic 2.
Finally, the red Game Gear Micro model has the original Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Sonic 3, as well as Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Super Metroid, and the Sega Genesis version of Sonic 2. Teasing a huge announcement for this week, Sega has announced the release of GameGear Micro for the 60th anniversary of Sega’s first handheld game console. Stick with us for more updates.