If you want a Sega Genesis Mini 2, you’ll have to turn to Amazon Japan, as western customers will have to import Sega’s next mini console.
According to a report from Polygon, Sega is only selling the Genesis Mini 2 to the West through Amazon Japan due to the ongoing semiconductor shortage in the global supply chain.
The mini console will also be far rarer than 2019’s Sega Genesis Mini, with the total production run only amounting to one-tenth of the original. In fact, Sega originally planned to only manufacture enough Genesis Mini 2 consoles for the Japanese market, before deciding to make the North American version available on Amazon Japan.
Right now, you can preorder the Genesis Mini 2 on Amazon for $103.80, with the order fulfilled by Amazon Japan. After the listed shipping of $21.99, the grand total comes out to $125.79. This is far more expensive than the original’s $79.99 price point.
If you do want to pick one of these mini consoles up, you should probably act sooner rather than later. With a limited production run and an import system in place, the Genesis Mini 2 will likely be difficult to come by shortly after launch.
The Sega Genesis Mini 2 is launching on October 27, 2022. The console will include over 50 classic titles, made up of Genesis games not found on the original mini console, arcade ports, Sega CD games, and a previously unreleased game.
SEGA Genesis vs. SNES
We scored the original Genesis Mini a 9, saying, “The SEGA Genesis Mini is the closest thing we have to a perfect all-in-one mini console so far. There are a few weird emulation issues here and there, but the sheer number of games and its delightful interface far outshines any graphical hiccups in these classic games.”
Logan Plant is a freelance writer for IGN. You can find him on Twitter @LoganJPlant.