Sega is making a mini-Genesis 2.
While it's not clear it will come out outside of Japan it seems likely. They're including Sega CD games this time and I'm really interested in the lineup announced so far, but I'm so tired of buying mini-consoles. I don't want more random clutter, and it drives the price up to buy hardware that just replicates what we already have. I play the Sega Genesis collection on Switch/Xbox/PS4 a lot more than my mini consoles because it's on machines that are already hooked up. The emulation isn't particularly better in my experience either. The Sega Ages collection on Switch had great emulation for most games, and lots of extra options as well.
I'm really tired of all these games being split across all this different hardware. The companies could at least make them available on the platforms we already have as well as the specialist hardware. It would also be fine to sell original style controllers for the current consoles (as Nintendo does for the Switch Online games.)
Do we really need more plastic to keep track of, and yet more cords and HDMI requirements for our already overloaded entertainment systems?
I'm sure someone will say "just pirate the games" via MISTer or whatever, and I'm not responding to that argument because it's obviously out there for those who want to do it but some of us do not support piracy. But it seems like we get further and further away from the convenience of the Wii's Virtual Console to the point where now we're expected to buy dedicated consoles and subscription add on packs and the whole mess just sucks.
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