Sega's miniature Genesis console, the Genesis Mini, will be released on September 19, but it is available for pre-order now on Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart.
Pre-orders have actually been open for a few months, but there is more incentive to spend your money. Today, August 14, is the 30th anniversary of the console's original launch in the United States, and The Verge Andrew Webster published everything you want to know about the mini retro console.
Some of what you get with the purchase of the Genesis Mini is expected, including an HDMI cable; power adapter; and a miniaturized, lovingly recreated version of the Genesis console. But just like Nintendo's NES Classic and SNES Classic, Sega has gone the extra mile for Genesis (Mega Drive, if you live outside the US) fans.
Here is Andrew on some of the small but important touches:
Hold the start button, then you can return to the system's main menu instead of having to get up and press the reset button on the console itself. You can also view the large library as if the games were on a bookshelf and browse your back. It sounds like a small thing, but it is surprisingly nostalgic.