With the hype for the NES Classic this holiday shopping season, the other member of the early Console Wars is digging itself out of the grave to resume the battle.
The Sega Genesis is being built again, although it’s not exactly the same as you might remember it. A company called TecToy has obtained the license to make a new console that looks just Sega’s original. It will even support original game cartridges and controllers, along with having an SD card slot to load games (it comes with 22 preloaded). For some strange reason, though, it only supports A/V hookup to your TV. In a world of easy HDMI plugins, A/V is practically obsolete.
Sega lost the Console War with Nintendo and Sony, but the company remained active as a third-party game maker. The Genesis, a 16-bit that was originally released in 1989, went head-to-head with the Super NES with games like Sonic the Hedgehog.
Brazilians consumers are able to pre-order the new Genesis model for roughly $125 USD. No official word on when (or if) the new Genesis will be coming to North America.
(Source: Daily Dot)