Sega Genesis Mini release date, preorders, and games

After promising fans a Sega Genesis Mini back in 2018, Sega decided that they would need to delay their miniature console until 2019 in order to have a worldwide launch. Well, fast forward a few months and we now have the official 2019 release date for the Sega Genesis Mini, along with the list of games that are going to be included and the preorder price for the Sega Genesis/Sega Mega Drive Mini.

When is the Sega Genesis Mini release date?

Sega Genesis Mini

The Sega Genesis Mini is currently scheduled for a September 19, 2019 release date. The classic console will be pretty much the same, just a little bit smaller. Fans were left disappointed in 2018 when Sega announced that the console would be launching last year, so hopefully this time the release date will stick.

Sega Genesis Mini

What games are included in the Sega Genesis Mini?

Much like the rest of the classic consoles that have released, the Sega Genesis Mini will have games pre-downloaded on it that will be instantly ready to play. You won’t be able to physically put in any games, but there is a library of 40 games coming with the console, including some fan favorites like Sonic the Hedgehog and Ecdo the Dolphin. A full list of games that are coming to the Sega Genesis Mini can be seen below.

  • Altered Beast
  • Castlevania: Bloodlines
  • Comix Zone
  • Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Ecco the Dolphin
  • Gunstar Heroes
  • Shining Force
  • Sonic the Hedgehog
  • Space Harrier 2
  • Thunderforce III
  • Super Fantasy Zone
  • Musha
  • World of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck
  • Streets of Rage 2
  • The Hybrid Front
  • Landstalker
  • Contra: Hard Corps
  • Dyna Brothers 2
  • Game no Kanzume Otokuyou

How much will the Sega Genesis Mini cost and where can I preorder it?

Sega Genesis Mini

The miniature console will cost $79.99/£69.99 and is currently available for preorder through Amazon and other retailers. If you preorder the classic console now, you’re assured to get one upon release. However, if you wait for the actual release, there could be a shortage (looking at you Nintendo). So if this is something you’re interested in, it’d be best to go ahead and preorder it now. You can always cancel it if you change your mind.