The SEGA Mega Drive Mini, one of the latest releases in the smaller-versions-of-all-your-favourite-retro-consoles lineup, will be launching in Europe and the Middle East two weeks after its previous predicted launch date.
This means that the Mega Drive Mini will come out on the 4th of October, 2019, instead of the 19th of September.
SEGA broke the news in a Tweet, citing ‘unavoidable logistical challenges’ as the reason for the delay.
Unfortunately due to unavoidable logistical challenges, the European and Middle Eastern release of the Mega Drive Mini will be delayed by two weeks, to October 4th 2019. We appreciate your patience.
— SEGA Europe (@SEGA_Europe) July 29, 2019
A SEGA spokesperson issued the following statement to Eurogamer:
“We are committed to a successful launch for consumers in all territories, and this step will ensure we can meet demand and fulfil all the individual pre-orders and retail orders in Europe and the Middle East at the same time.”
“Customers in those regions are still able to preorder from participating retailers and those who have already preordered will only have to wait an extra two weeks for their little box full of retro magic.”
The SEGA Mega Drive Mini retails for £69.99 in the UK and comes complete with 40 classic games, two bonus titles, and two controllers.
The Mega Drive Mini’s lineup includes the iconic Sonic The Hedgehog, the vaguely terrifying Ecco The Dolphin, ToeJam & Earl, Earthworm Jim, Street Fighter II: Special Champion Edition, and many more.
If you’re in the Europe or Middle East and you don’t mind waiting an extra couple of weeks for a little bundle of classic console joy, you can pre-order a Mega Drive Mini for yourself here.