Sega's Tiny 'Game Gear Micro' Console Is Made For Handheld Retro Gaming

Sega's latest gaming gadget literally fits in the palm of your hand.
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Handheld video game consoles are small by definition, but Sega's new Game Gear Micro takes downsizing to impressively tiny new levels. 

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. 

Sega Game Gear Micro (2)

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:  

Black

Sega Game Gear Micro (3)
  • Out Run
  • Puyo Puyo Tsu
  • Royal Stone
  • Sonic the Hedgehog

Blue

Sega Game Gear Micro (4)
  • Baku Baku Animal: Sekai Shiikugakari Senshuken
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sonic & Tails
  • Sylvan Tale

Yellow

Sega Game Gear Micro (1)
  • Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
  • Shining Force
  • Shining Force II
  • Shining Force: Final Conflict

Red

Sega Game Gear Micro (5)
  • Columns
  • 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.