Sega Mega Drive Mini console delayed in the UK

It seems the mini version of the Mega Drive really was to good to be true, at least in terms of its release date, but it’s only a short delay.

You’ll have to wait a couple more weeks for the Mega Drive Mini to be released in Europe, as Sega has announced a delay until 4 October due to ‘unavoidable logistical challenges’.

The mini console was due to come out on 19 September but other than that nothing has changed, and it’ll still be a surprisingly reasonable £69.99 with two replica (three-button) controllers.

For that you get 42 classic games, which you can find listed below, including the ultra-rare Mega Drive version of Tetris and a fan-made version of 2D shooter Darius.

‘We are committed to a successful launch for consumers in all territories, and this step will ensure we can meet demand and fulfil all the individual pre-orders and retail orders in Europe and the Middle East at the same time,’ said Sega in a statement.

Which basically sounds like they haven’t got enough to go around yet, so need more time to manufacture more.

‘Customers in those regions are still able to pre-order from participating retailers and those who have already pre-ordered will only have to wait an extra two weeks for their little box full of retro magic.’

The Mega Drive Mini is one of a number of retro consoles to be released in the last few years, following the Classic Mini NES, Classic Mini SNES, and PlayStation Classic.

After the Mega Drive Mini there’s the PC Engine CoreGrafx Mini next spring, which also looks extremely tempting.

All 42 Mega Drive Mini games

Sonic The Hedgehog
Ecco The Dolphin
Castlevania: The New Generation
Space Harrier 2
Shining Force
Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
ToeJam & Earl
Comix Zone
Altered Beast
Gunstar Heroes
Castle Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse
World Of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse And Donald Duck
Thunder Force III
Super Fantasy Zone
Shinobi III
Streets Of Rage II
Earthworm Jim
Sonic The Hedgehog 2
Mega Man: The Wily Wars
Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition
Ghouls ‘n Ghosts
Alex Kidd In The Enchanted Castle
Story Of Thor
Golden Axe
Phantasy Star IV: The End Of The Millennium
Sonic The Hedgehog Spinball
Wonder Boy In Monster World
Road Rash II
Virtua Fighter 2
Alisia Dragoon
Kid Chameleon
Monster World IV
Eternal Champions
Dynamite Headdy
Light Crusader

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