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The Mega Drive is being re-released in Brazil

Did you know that the Sega Mega Drive still, to this day, sells around 150,000 units every year in Brazil? No, nor did we. To put this into context, this is around as many units as the PS4 sells in the region. Not bad for a quarter century old bit …

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Nesbox emulator claims to be going live on Xbox One shortly

Xbox One owners may soon be able to play emulated versions of SNES, Mega Drive, Game Boy, GBA and NES games. That’s if claims from the team behind the Nesbox emulator are correct. As spotted by Videogamer, Nesbox has said that its app has been certified in the Windows Store …

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Modding can ‘reenergise’ retro gaming, says Sega Europe

Allowing players to modify classic games can help rejuvenate piracy-hit retro gaming. That’s according to Sega’s James Schall, talking after the launch of the Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub. The Hub opened on April 28th on Steam, and over 350,000 Mega Drive titles were sold in just three weeks. But …

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350,000 Mega Drive titles sold on Steam since mod hub launch

Nearly 20 years on from its discontinuation, the Mega Drive is making money again. Sega last month released a new retro hub for its Mega Drive library on Steam for PC. Among the new features was mod support, opening up the library to the enthusiastic PC modding community. And it …

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Mod support heading to Sega Mega Drive games on Steam

Publishers are typically quite precious about their retro properties, which makes Sega’s latest announcement somewhat of a welcome surprise. The company is releasing a free Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub on Steam on April 28th, and is features include Steam Workshop support. The new-look system is based on a bedroom …

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Retro Mega Drive console sales surge 400% at Argos

A quarter of a century after its release in the UK, the Mega Drive could be a star performer this Christmas. The Daily Mail reports that sales of AtGames’ Sega Mega Drive console have jumped 400 per cent at Argos in recent weeks”. This version of the machine includes two …

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MARGIN MAKERS: Guide to retro merchandise

Games of years gone by continue to spark nostalgia and reverence among consumers. MCV goes back to the past with a selection of retro-themed products Next-gen titles might be grabbing all of the headlines as we approach Christmas, but retro gaming is still a healthy sector for retailers across the …

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Sega and Transformers licences collide for console-themed Megatron

Japanese powerhouses Sega and Takara Tomy have merged for the kill to produce a Transformers console spin-off. As reported by Tformers, an upcoming limited edition Megatron figure shuns the Decepticon leader’s traditional gun/tank alt mode and instead sees him transform into a Sega Mega Drive, complete with crimson Japanese-style trim. …

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UK retailer offering ROM-based retro game cartridges

Funstock has announced a range of (legally dubious) retro games cartridges that work with original console hardware. It offers products for Sega’s Mega Drive, GameGear and Master System as well as Nintendo’s N64, SNES and NES, and the PC Engine. It works by allowing users to download ROMs onto a …

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Sega releasing retro console themed laptops in Japan

Sega returns to the hardware market”. We very nearly went with that headline on this one. Because it’s kind of true. No, the company isn’t launching a new console. Nor it is reissuing the Dreamcast or Saturn. What it is doing, however, is releasing four PC laptops with retro console …

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