Sega's Genesis miniature console, the Genesis Mini, will be released on September 19th. It can now be pre-ordered from Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop and Walmart.
Pre-orders have been open for several months but there is a greater incentive to deposit your money. Today, on August 14, the launch of the console in the US marks the 30th anniversary. Andrew Webster of The Verge has 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 put the finishing touches on Genesis fans (Mega Drive if you live outside the US).
Here are some of these small but important details:
Hold down the Start button and return to the system main menu instead of getting up and pressing the Reset button on the console itself. You can also display the large library as if the games were in a bookshelf by searching the spines of the book. It sounds like a small thing but is surprisingly nostalgic.