Samples of the upcoming Sega Genesis Flashback console sent to media outlets last month had outdated firmware that caused game glitches, according to the manufacturer. It will send updated hardware to those outlets soon, it said.
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Perhaps in a bid to capitalise on the excitement surrounding the Mini SNES, emails have gone out to press talking about a "Sega Mega Drive Flashback" or "Genesis Flashback" box that will be sold at Australian stores this year.
There's just one problem, and it's the same problem that cropped up last year. The Mini NES and SNES were brand new products built by Nintendo to perfectly run older games. The "Sega Mega Drive Flashback", or "Genesis Flashback" is a third-party emulator box.
Despite reports circulating to the contrary, the Nintendo/Sega console rivalry isn't flaring back up in miniature form. Nintendo's upcoming mini-NES is a brand new device. AtGames' Sega-branded mini-Mega Drive is a shoddy emulation box that's been around for years.