Sega Mega Drive Mini Launch Delayed Until October

Blame "logistical challenges".

Mega Drive Mini

Sega have announced that their upcoming retro console, the Sega Mega Drive Mini, will be getting a small delay of two weeks in Europe and the Middle East. Originally slated to launch on the 19th September, the delay sees the release pushed back two weeks to October 4th. It’s worth noting that the release date is unchanged in other territories.

In an official tweet from Sega Europe, the publisher cites “unavoidable logistical challenges”, though doesn’t go into detail about what those challenges are. Answers on a postcard please, the best one will get an official Cultured Vultures No-Prize.

A further statement from Sega goes on to say:”We are committed to a successful launch for consumers in all territories, and this step will ensure we can meet demand and fulfil all the individual pre-orders and retail orders in Europe and the Middle East at the same time. Customers in those regions are still able to pre-order from participating retailers and those who have already pre-ordered will only have to wait an extra two weeks for their little box full of retro magic.”

When the Mega Drive Mini launches, or Genesis Mini if you prefer, it will have 42 games, including some rare titles that have never seen a wide release or, in the case of Darius, never actually launched on the Mega Drive.

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