SEGA unveils the Game Gear Micro, an incredibly tiny portable retro console

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Last year, SEGA released the Genesis Mini, a retro console with 40 pre-loaded classic titles. now, SEGA has unveiled another retro console, this time the Game Gear Micro. While the original Game Gear was already a portable device, the Game Gear Micro is even smaller.

Just look at how tiny this new retro console is:

This new retro handheld will need to AAA batteries, though it can also be powered via a microUSB port. This handheld also features a headphone jack, as well as an onboard speaker.

The Game Gear Micro has four variants, with each variant sporting a different color, as well as a different games lineup. Here are the games that come with each color variant of the Game Gear Micro:

  • Black
    • Sonic the Hedgehog
    • Puyo Puyo 2
    • OutRun
    • Royal Stone
  • Blue
    • Sonic & Tails
    • Gunstar Heroes
    • Sylvan Tale
    • Baku Baku Animal
  • Yellow
    • Shining Force Gaiden
    • Shining Force Gaiden 2
    • Shining Force Gaiden Final Conflict
    • Nazo Puyo Arle no Roux
  • Red
    • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible
    • Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special
    • The GG Shinobi
    • Columns

As for its size, the Game Gear Micro is just 80mm wide and 43mm tall, with a screen size of only 1.15 inches on the diagonal. While this tiny retro console may be the most portable we’ve seen, it might prove to be a challenge to play on, especially if you’re planning to game on it for hours.

If you do want play more comfortably, SEGA will release a Big Window Micro accessory, which is a smaller version of the original Big Window for the Game Gear.

The SEGA Game Gear Micro will release in Japan this October for JPY 4,980 (around PHP 2,290 or USD 46). There’s no word yet on an international release for this retro console though.

Source: The Verge