Mega Drive is Sega's Answer to Nintendo's Miniature NES

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Less than two weeks after Nintendo announced that it will be releasing a miniature version of its classic NES console this November, complete with 30 built-in games, Sega is also ready to tap into gamers' fondness for nostalgia. The company recently announced that it will be releasing an updated version of the Sega Genesis, known as the Sega Mega Drive, as both a retro console and as a portable handheld device, according to Uproxx. While neither system is exactly new, Sega is rebranding them in celebration of the 25th anniversary of Sonic the Hedgehog (which, as we reported earlier today, will be getting a new retro game as well).

Both the console and miniature versions of the Sega Mega Drive feature 80 built-in games from Sega’s classic library, which is more than twice as many titles as Nintendo's tiny NES will be offering. The updated systems are also set for release in October, a month before Nintendo's latest offering hits shelves, and are available for pre-order through UK retailer FunStock Retro right now. Both editions retail for £49.99 (about $65) apiece. In the meantime, check out the full list of available games here.

[h/t Uproxx]

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