SEGA has made some changes to the release schedule for their own retro mini-console, the Mega Drive Mini. The announcement was made on the same day as Sony announced their own miniature Classic Playstation, and in the same week the a SEGA Classics collection was announced for the Nintendo Switch.
So it seems that the hype train for retro gaming consoles getting a rebirth might be getting a little overloaded.
【お知らせ】セガフェス 2018で発表した「メガドライブ ミニ（仮称）」の発売を2019年に変更いたします。本年発売に向けて開発を行っておりましたが、特に海外のお客様からの反響が大きく、改めて北米は“GENESIS”、欧州は欧州版”Mega Drive”を再現したモデルを準備し、全世界で同時期に発売予定です。
— セガ公式アカウント (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) September 19, 2018
No new release date has been given, so we’ll have to pay attention to see if there is any further clarification about future plans for the console. SEGA has said that they want a simultaneous launch worldwide, so it’s understandable why the delay happened.
You can check out the original announcement trailer for the retro console below. SEGA’s Mega Drive Mini is now slated to release sometime in 2019. You should also check out the original announcement if you want to see more details about the hardware