It’s hard to find any fault with the fact that Sega, Nintendo, and Atari are all digging out their classic, trillion-selling consoles from the ’80s and ’90s and releasing mini-versions of them, fuelled by nostalgia and updated hardware – with loads of inbuilt games and futuristic USB capabilities.

As we reported last week, Atari are dusting off and shrink-raying the Commodore 64 (only the best-selling computer ever) while Nintendo unleashed a mini-SNES last year.

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The Mega Drive Mini device was announced on the weekend — and while no release date has yet been announced, it would make sense to time it with the 30th anniversary of the Mega Drive release, which falls October 29, which falls just before Christmas.

The Verge point out that Sega are doubling down on their Mega Drive output, recently licensing a number of their classic games for iOS and Android, with at least 15 titles coming to the Switch over the next few months.

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