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GO Sega - 60th Annivesary
Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 1:25 pm
Tomorrow - June 3rd - is Sega's official 60th Anniversary.

There's also this: https://60th.sega.com/
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Post Posted: Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:40 pm
Also https://60th.sega.com/en/ . Sad that the Master System (and SC-3000) are not mentioned in the history, but then they can't include everything.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:04 am
http://segabits.com/blog/2020/06/02/sega-announces-game-gear-micro-handheld/

Game Gear Micro in 4 colors coming in the fall, at least in Japan...
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 3:14 am
Ha! The Game Gear Micro looks fun. It looks a bit too small to comfortably play for long, but... I'm getting at least one of them.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:12 am
I think most people missed that you're getting all four for one price (could be wrong, though)
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:51 am
S.F wrote
I think most people missed that you're getting all four for one price (could be wrong, though)

The Complete Set that includes all 4 Game Gear Micro's and the "Big Window" add-on costs ¥21,912 (~$200) including tax.

Too bad that the "Smoke" edition from the "Limited DX Pack" is a non-functional model.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 12:32 pm
Nonfunctional until you open it up and swap in the parts of a functional unit
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:35 pm
Kjell wrote
S.F wrote
I think most people missed that you're getting all four for one price (could be wrong, though)

The Complete Set that includes all 4 Game Gear Micro's and the "Big Window" add-on costs ¥21,912 (~$200) including tax.

Too bad that the "Smoke" edition from the "Limited DX Pack" is a non-functional model.


You're right. That's just too much. I'd rather get my GG McWill modded. Too many other games I want to play.
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Post Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:50 pm
Sounds like a cool idea (certainly beating Ni****do to the inevitable Game Boy Mini they'll surely make SOME year :P ),
but the tiny size and large price seem like big mistakes.

$50 for one with all 16 games seems like it would be a more mass-market deal.
The current arrangement seems to limit it to a more collector/hardcore fan price. (that is the same number of games per dollar as the Capcom arcade stick, I think!)

Although if Sega does produce an Export version, I imagine there would be a significant change in the lineup, perhaps with a bit more variety. (though the franchises which have multiple games in the lineup I suppose ARE among its biggest: Puyo Puyo, Sonic and Shining.)
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Game Gear Micro
Post Posted: Wed Jul 01, 2020 3:22 am
I'm late to the party, but I feel the Game Gear Micro deserves some more attention :)

Especially since its official homepage seems only available in Japanese, maybe some more info can be helpful to those interested:

40% the size of a regular GG. Tiny! Width:80mm × Height:43mm × Depth:20mm
It will work with two AAA batteries but can also be powered via a USB connection, nice. Mono speaker but stereo with microphones. 5,478¥ tax included, unless you go all out and buy the 4 models together, which will set you back 21,912¥, but that's the only way to get the Big Window Micro.



It WILL have save states!



M2 will again be in charge of the software side of things, so that's very good news for the emulation quality.



Title list, complete with GG-themed colours: https://60th.sega.com/ggmicro/titlelist.html

You can check here the exclusive editions for Rakuten Books and Sega Store, and also Amazon's exclusive T-shirts: https://60th.sega.com/ggmicro/shop.html

KingMike wrote
$50 for one with all 16 games seems like it would be a more mass-market deal.
My thoughts exactly. But they seem to be going for a playable keychain/decoration item. I mean, the screen is 1.15 inches. And many of the 16 games are text-heavy RPGs :(

I personally feel they're wasting the chance of releasing a proper Game Gear Mini, not a collectable toy. But maybe they only expected it to appeal to die-hard fans and collectors? Then it makes economic sense to release 4 models to milk the fans dry.
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