Announced on the Sega Japan Twitter account in celebration of the company's 60th anniversary, the throwback platform boasts a minuscule dimensions of 80mm by 43mm by 20mm. For comparison's sake, the original Sega Game Gear released in 1990 measured 210mm by 113mm by 38mm.
A Japanese reveal trailer shows that the entire device literally fits in the palm of a hand. Other art shows that a goofy snap-on "Sega Big Window" magnifying glass can be used for those who have trouble viewing the 1.15-inch screen.
Game Spot reports that four colorways—black, blue, yellow and red—will each come with four different pre-loaded titles. See each offering below:
- Out Run
- Puyo Puyo Tsu
- Royal Stone
- Sonic the Hedgehog
- Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken
- Gunstar Heroes
- Sonic & Tails
- Sylvan Tale
- Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
- Shining Force
- Shining Force II
- Shining Force: Final Conflict
- The G.G. Shinobi
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
- Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
The Sega Genesis Micro will be sold in Japan beginning October 6 for the equivalent of about $45. No U.S. release has been announced, but given the amount of pickup the microconsole has generated in the states, that could change.