SEGA has been busy today celebrating its 60th anniversary and has announced that it is releasing another retro system. This time it is the Game Gear Micro and it has only been announced for Japan at present. It is scheduled to be released on 6th October and is launching in black, blue, red, and yellow colours and will cost 4,980 yen. Strangely they have decided that each coloured version will come with 4 different games:
Black Game Gear Micro
- Out Run
- Puyo Puyo Tsu
- Royal Stone
- Sonic the Hedgehog
Blue Game Gear Micro
- Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sonic & Tails
- Sylvan Tale
Yellow Game Gear Micro:
- Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
- Shining Force
- Shining Force II
- Shining Force: Final Conflict
Red Game Gear Micro:
- The G.G. Shinobi
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
The unit itself is 80 millimetres wide, 43 millimetres tall, and 20 millimetres in depth. Sega also announced that it will sell a four-color set for 29,980 yen, which will include a Big Window Micro as a special bonus. Big Window Micro is a miniature version of the Big Window accessory released for the original Game Gear that enlarges the screen.Gematsu
Check out the Game Gear Micro official website here
It looks so tiny! Really worried about how comfortable it will be to use
I feel it’s more a novelty type thing, for collectors and all that fluff.
Collecting or not this isn’t going to sell well, infact it seems like they didn’t even address’s the first issues the game gear have maybe if it was a whole lot bigger I could see people picking it up, but I don’t even think a child could play this geez think of the eye strains
“Collecting or not this isn’t going to sell well”
True enough. They probably COULD have scared up some interest from collectors if they time gated the release of the difference units and loudly proclaimed very limited runs. 5000 only each. Green one is only available at Best Buy on one exact weekend, Black one on Amazon on another weekend, etc.
Maybe true, not very good value though since if you were in to collecting you’d want all of them.
Really? You’re telling a me a whole company of experienced adults in business can’t see how terrible a product this is? Why the hell would anyone want to play a game gear the size of a Joy Con? You already strain your eyes enough by stating at phones and handheld devices. But the strain you’ll get from staring at a screen this small will be even worse. Even if I was a collector I still wouldn’t want this, just buy a damn Game Gear. Value wise it sucks, such a tiny product that already is going to give problems for eyesight and comfortability, and each one of these only has 4 different games? This is just a dumbed down low quality game gear. For a bunch of adults who care about making money, they suck at trying to make money lmao.
Perhaps sega just loves making the same mistakes Nintendo did, only… years later? Anybody else remember the gameboy micro? Not a big seller, super uncomfortable, eyestrain to the max.
I loved Game Boy Micro. It’s my favourite of the Advance-series. But this… this doesn’t look that great. I saw a commercial on Twitter for this, but it was on Japanese, so hard to understand everything there, but I think they might be selling a enlarger-screen add-on… which sounds even more lame-.-
I know plenty of ppl that liked the micro, but it was super uncomfortable. This thing looks waaaay too small to even be playable.
So basically you are telling me that this has even LESS functionality then previous “re-releases” of GG and Sega 8-Bit handhelds like the Coleco Sonic mini-handhelds which had WAY more games (though not as many RPG titles or Puyopuyo), a larger unit overall and offered video-out to a TV set
I love the GG, it was my original handheld system, but this is just dumb, even as far as novelty items go. The size is not a problem, small controllers like this can work, the problem is the lack of content for the price. Again, some of the games are interesting, but when you consider the price point of older mini-selection plug-n-plays, which Sega did endorse, plus more recent small-form handheld games with actual screens (not LCD games), and take into account they expect people to collect all the colors to get the most games, this is a good idea turned stupid.
They could have made this a mini TV-out unit not unlike the Genesis Mini, but filled with their 8-bit titles on the GG, SG1000 and Master System. I am expecting this wont even offer TV output. This could have been both a novelty and a fun way to reintroduce people to their 8bit titles, instead this will just be sold purely as a novelty for collectors.
$50 for a mcdonalds toy lol
It looks like one of those cheap Chinese $5 emulator handhelds. Because that’s exactly what it is, except they sell it for $50.
My 9 year olds evaluation; “Hard to pick up, easy to put down.”
You mean to tell me that not only is this too small to play comfortably, but each color only has four select games depending on what color it is, and just buying ONE costs $50, which means I have to pay $200 to play ALL OF THEM!?!?
Yeah, this is a total skip for me. The original Game Gear bombed hard enough, but this so-called “Revival” it’s getting is only going to bomb even harder.
$200? May as well buy a Switch Lite.