Sega Genesis Mini 2 stock is expected to be in short supply locally

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If you’re hoping to secure the Sega Genesis Mini 2 when it arrives in North America in October, you might want to act fast.

This system, packed with more than 50 classic games including Sega CD titles, is expected to be in short supply. Ars Technica contacted Sega’s head office and received confirmation that the Mega Drive Mini 2 can only be produced “in small numbers due to the global shortage of semiconductors”.

As a result, it is truly a “Japan-only project”. While the company will produce a “small” range of Genesis Mini 2 for the North American market here in the West, availability is expected to be much lower than the previous Genesis Mini.

“The number of units for this project is about one tenth of the total of the previous Genesis Mini.”

This news isn’t surprising if you’ve been following the technology shortfall. Just last month, Sega’s classic hardware producer, Yosuke Okunari Warned Mega Drive Mini 2 Production Will Be “Much Less” Because of supply problems and the high price of components.

There is no information about a European version of the Mega Drive Mini 2, but you can learn more about the North American version in our previous article:

Will you add this system to your small group on October 27th? Comment below.

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