Sega is reducing the overall production supply of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 due to component shortages.
Sega is preparing to launch a new plug-and-play compilation console in the form of the Genesis Mini 2, but it looks a bit like it won’t have as many supplies as the first Sega Genesis Mini. Recently, a Sega representative shared that the Genesis Mini 2 will be produced at a lower capacity, especially due to the ongoing semiconductor shortages around the world.
Sega shared some details with Polygon on the reduced production of the Sega Genesis Mini 2. According to a statement from a Sega representative shared with the outlet, the Genesis Mini 2 will be produced at one-tenth the capacity of the original Sega Genesis Mini. The reason for this is said to be the lack of components. Like most tech industry companies around the world, Sega is dealing with an ongoing semiconductor famine, but it made sure to allocate a supply of the Sega Genesis Mini 2 specifically to North American buyers.
Sega said in its statement, “Using Amazon’s ‘Japan Store’ system, we found the least number of units to be sold through Amazon.com, so a share was allocated to make the North American version.” was.”
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 will have two controllers and about 40 games, but will be available in limited supply.
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 has been given a special listing on Amazon “for North American audiences” at a retail price of $106.65 USD. For that price, players get a plug-and-play system, two wired controllers, and about 40 games, including Sega CD games. Announced back in mid-July, it is expected to launch officially and exclusively on Amazon in October 2022. Still, it looks like interested parties will want to snap it up as the device will be in extremely limited supply between Japan and Japan. North America allocation.
The United States recently passed the CHIPS Act of 2022, which it hopes could aid semiconductor supply. That said, Sega fans will want to keep an eye on Amazon in October if they want to get their hands on the Genesis Mini 2.
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