If you’re hoping to get a Sega Genesis Mini 2 when it arrives in North America in October, you might want to act fast.
This system, loaded with over 50 classic games, including Sega CD titles, should be in short supply. Ars Technica contacted Sega’s main office and received confirmation that the Mega Drive Mini 2 could only be produced in “small numbers due to the worldwide shortage of semiconductors”.
As a result, it is truly a “Japan-only project”. While the company will produce a “small” batch of Genesis Mini 2 for the North American market here in the west, availability is expected to be much lower than the previous Genesis Mini.
“The number of units for this project is about one-tenth of the previous Genesis Mini’s total.”
This news isn’t all that surprising if you’ve been following tech supply shortages. Last month, Sega classic hardware producer Yosuke Okunari warned that production of the Mega Drive Mini 2 would be “much lower” due to supply issues and rising component prices.
There’s no word on a European release of the Mega Drive Mini 2, but you can find out more about the North American release in our previous article:
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