SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2: limited stocks, new opportunity for touts?

SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2: limited stocks, new opportunity for touts?

SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2

If you plan to buy a SEGA Mega Drive Mini 2 / strong> then you should be prepared. No, no massacre to be able to buy them, at least not in the literal sense: the Japanese giant, however, preferred to get their hands on and announce that there will probably be no stocks for everyone, given how limited they will be. A situation that obviously could lead the mini console to be a decidedly eligible target for all touts.

Sonic The struggle and the modus operandi, by now, we know it: a determined object strongly limited and possibly desired by different people promptly becomes the desire of the re-sellers, who succeed in some way to buy different quantities of that object, which is then promptly resold. On video games the situation is quite unprecedented, having only occurred in the last two years, but it is already bearing fruit.

After PS5, Xbox Series X, the limited editions of Sony and Nintendo games, now even the Mega Drive Mini 2 risks falling into the hands of touts. SEGA, on the other hand, has made it clear: stocks are limited due to the semi-conductor crisis, which now seems to really never end. If you want to recover this mini console, therefore, it will be necessary to be fast and prepare to keep more shops open, as well as obviously also look for it in the various physical points. A struggle that perhaps will prevent you from having to pay insane amounts compared to the original price. Keep following for all the news and announcements in the pipeline from the world of video games.

Sega Genesis Mini 2 Stock Expected To Be In Short Supply Locally

Sega GenesisImage: SEGA

If you're hoping to secure a Sega Genesis Mini 2 when it arrives in North America this October, you might want to act fast.

This system, loaded with over 50 classic games including Sega CD titles, is expected to be in short supply. Ars Technica reached out to Sega's main office and received confirmation the Mega Drive Mini 2 could only be produced in 'small numbers due to the global semiconductor shortage'.

As a result, it's really a 'Japan-only project'. While the company will produce a 'small' batch of Genesis Mini 2 for the North American market here in the west, availability is expected to be far less than the previous Genesis Mini.

'The number of units for this project makes up around one-tenth of the total for the previous Genesis Mini.'

This news isn't all that surprising if you've been following tech supply shortages. Just last month, Sega's classic hardware producer Yosuke Okunari warned that production of the Mega Drive Mini 2 would be 'much lower' due to supply issues and the increased price of components.

There's no word on a European release of the Mega Drive Mini 2, but you can learn more about the North American release in our previous post:

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