The Sega Genesis Mini is now on sale

What you need to know

  • The Sega Genesis classic is now on sale.
  • It comes with a number of cult classic games.
  • You can purchase it for $80 on Amazon (opens in new tab).

There's a recent trend in the video games industry to release mini versions of classic consoles. We all know about the PlayStation Classic and others, but there's a Sega Genesis Mini also available. It comes with a number of amazing games like Shining Force, and you can get your hands on one right now.

You can purchase the Genesis Mini for $80 on Amazon today. We've been checking stock availability throughout the day, and it seems like Amazon has quite a few available. However, don't wait too long because it might sell out just like other mini consoles.

In Windows Central's review, Jez Corden said, "The Genesis Mini isn't going to replace your modern home console, but it'll make for a great gift as we approach the 2019 holiday season, either for a fellow '90s kid, a youngster willing to play a timeless classic, or even for yourself, if you want to remember the good ol' days. A lot of these games are available already on Steam for PC or Xbox One, but there's just something magical about getting your hands on those primitive, joystick-less D-pad controllers once again. And that's what nostalgia is all about."

Asher Madan handles gaming news for Windows Central. Before joining Windows Central in 2017, Asher worked for a number of different gaming outlets. He has a background in medical science and is passionate about all forms of entertainment, cooking, and antiquing.