The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison

The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison
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We know the Sega Genesis Mini is small, but I don’t believe we have seen it side-by-side with the original console. That is, until now.

During this week’s Famitsu livestream, the actual hardware was shown off to give a better idea of the machine’s size.

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Like other mini consoles, it’s small!

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This is obviously the Mega Drive version, and the controller is slightly different.

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But as Sega’s Hiroyuki Miyazaki explained during the stream, variations exist among original controllers due to differences between batches. 


  • Since we’ll be getting the Mega Drive Mini rather than the Genesis Mini, hopefully that also means we’ll get the 6 button controller and not the 3 button controller the Genesis Mini will get.

    I read a report somewhere that this will play original cartridges too but looking at the size difference of that cartridge slot that’s a bit hard to believe.

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