Sega Genesis in 1080p? Analogue Mega Sg does just that

Whereas we wait patiently for Sega’s in-house mini basic Genesis console, Analogue, the retro {hardware} producer behind the Nt Mini and Super Nt, has turned its consideration to Sega’s 16-bit console which will likely be re-made into the Mega Sg.

What makes the Mega Sg fascinating is that Analogue isn’t going to emulate video games just like the SNES Classic Mini or the now-rumored N64 Classic. As a substitute, you’ll be capable to use your outdated cartridges and controllers with the console that runs an Altera Cyclone V FPGA chip to faithfully replicate the {hardware} configuration of the outdated Sega Genesis, proper all the way down to the Yamaha YM2612 sound chip on board.

Even higher, the console will likely be suitable with the Sega CD (or Mega CD), and Analogue has introduced that it’s going to develop adapters for the Sega Mark III, {Game} Gear, Sega MyCard, SG-1000 and SC-3000 someday in 2019.

Whereas Analogue seems to have created a devoted replica of Sega’s 16-bit console, the Mega Sg will embrace a couple of fashionable conveniences, too, like an HDMI port for contemporary TVs, HD upscaling to 1080p and the choice to attach wi-fi controllers (although none come within the field).

The console will likely be out there beginning in March of 2019 for $189 (round £140, AU$264), with pre-orders available starting today.

What concerning the Sega Mega Drive Mini? 

It’s a protracted story, however sadly it seems just like the Analogue Mega Sg will beat Sega’s first-party Sega Mega Drive Mini out of the gate.

Again in April, Sega introduced that it had partnered with retro video games firm AtGames to create a brand new mini console for the Sega Genesis referred to as the Sega Mega Drive Mini. The system was initially due out by the top of the yr earlier than Sega pulled the plug on the undertaking and restarted with a  software program developer in Japan.

In accordance with the latest data we have now on the system, it’s nonetheless in growth, however Sega says it gained’t be out there till someday later in 2019. 

However, hey, not less than we’re solely two months away from the PlayStation Classic.


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