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Sega Genesis Mini 2 stock in the US will be very limited

Sega fans who want to buy the Genesis Mini 2 will have to import the retro console from Japan. The company estimates that it will have approximately onetenth of the shares it had at the time of the Genesis Mini’s 2019 launch to sell to buyers in the US and Europe. Sega blames the ongoing global semiconductor shortage for the current situation.

A Sega spokesperson said that the company originally planned to release the Genesis Mini 2 only in Japan, but “using Amazon’s ‘Japan Store’ system, we found that at least a small number of units could be sold through Amazon.com. therefore, a part was allocated to create the North American version.” By the way, this is with $22 shipping out of the country, so US buyers can expect to pay around $125 to import the retro console once it’s available on October 27th.

It’s quite expensive considering the original Genesis Mini was released at a more affordable $80 price point. The new console will feature over 50 titles including Sonic CD, Virtua Racing, OutRun, Shining Force CD and Fantasy Zone. It looks like it will also come with a sixbutton controller. The original came with a cramped threebutton gamepad, which was one of the few issues buyers had with it.

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