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Sega Genesis returning this fall with 80 preloaded games



I tell ya this: Forget what Dennis DeYoung sang in the early ‘80s, THESE are the best of times. Well, not politically, or socially, or in any way actually EXCEPT when it comes to the re-release of video game consoles from the ‘80s.

Ah yes, the best of times are when I'm alone with you, Sega Genesis. Some rain some shine, we'll make this a world for two.

First Nintendo announced its release of a mini NES featuring 30 pre-programmed games. Now Sega is jumping in field with a re-release of Sega Genesis, rebranded as Sega MegaDrive, with will hold 80 games. There’s also going to be a handheld version.

The original Sega Genesis game unit was released in Japan in 1988, with the American release coming a year later.

The new units are expected to cost about $65 each. Shipping is expected to begin in October.

For a full list of the Sega games included and to pre-order, click here.

[Last modified: Tuesday, July 26, 2016 9:19am]


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