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Sega Announces Palm-Sized Game Gear Micro Console

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A set of palm-sized Game Gear Micro consoles have been revealed as part of SEGA's 60th anniversary celebrations. The Game Gear Micro is currently only available to preorder in Japan and will launch on October 6th. At time of writing, there has been no news of a Western release for the device. The console has a one-inch screen, and will arrive in four colour schemes, each with a different set of four games preloaded (full list below).
#ゲームギアミクロ」10月6日発売決定!

セガのカラー携帯ハードがミニを超えるミクロサイズに。 4色のカラーにそれぞれ異なる4タイトルを収録。 4色同時購入で特典「ビッグウィンドーミクロ」も登場!https://t.co/hXC36mF1qh#GOSEGA #SEGA60th pic.twitter.com/0ZzPDygbwW — セガ公式アカウント (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) June 3, 2020
The fun-sized device will offer a headphone jack, charge via USB and use two AAA batteries for power. Sega is currently offering a promotion where, if you buy all four variants of the Game Gear Micro, you will receive a special Big Window accessory that magnifies the screen while you play. The console will retail in Japan for 4,980 yen, which roughly equates to £40 or $50. You can check out the games preloaded on each colour of micro console below:
Black

  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Puyo Puyo 2
  • Out Run
  • Royal Stone
Blue

  • Sonic & Tails
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Sylvan Tale
  • Baku Baku Animal
Yellow

  • Shining Force 1
  • Shining Force 2
  • Shining Force Gaiden: Final Conflict
  • Nazo Puyo: Arle no Roux
Red

  • Revelations: The Demon Slayer
  • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
  • The G.G. Shinobi
  • Columns
As for the rest of Sega's 60th-anniversary celebrations, the company has launched an anniversary website which offers a timeline of its history in games. We reviewed the SEGA Genesis Mini last year, calling it "as close to perfect as any retro all-in-one mini console has come so far." [poilib element="accentDivider"] Jordan Oloman is a freelance writer for IGN. Follow him on Twitter.

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