With Nintendo’s launch of NES and SNES classic consoles plus Sony’s original Playstation reboot, companies have been working harder than ever to bring old games back to life. These systems store games directly on the console and let you play them without the need for additional hardware. While this is likely the preferred method for most, it certainly comes with its own set of problems. One of the major ones being that the games you want to play may not be available.
To solve this problem, third-party companies like Analogue are fully embracing the retro experience by offering consoles that accept original game cartridges. Analogue’s latest offering, the Mega Sg, was announced by the company earlier today and will play over 2,000 original cartridges made for Sega Genesis, Mega Drive, and Master System.
If you haven’t heard of Analogue before, you may want to take a peek at our release coverage of its Nt, Nt mini and Super Nt. When you see what it offers, it’s clear that the company has a knack for manufacturing high-end gear. The upcoming Mega Sg is no exception.
With the company’s original Nt being made out of aluminum and having a $500 price tag, you may expect a similar build for the Mega Sg. However, this is not the case as the company likely realized that there would be more of a market in offering an option that retails for closer to $200.
Just because the Mega Sg is not made out of aluminum doesn’t mean that it is cheap-looking. Much like its Super Nt, Analogue offers four color options manufactured using plastic and each of them look gorgeous in the company’s marketing photos.
As referenced earlier, a price tag of $500 for the original Nt just seems like too much for most consumers. Bearing this in mind the company’s pricing for the Mega Sg set at $189, a number that is much easier to stomach. Analogue expects to begin shipping pre-orders for its latest console in March 2019.
If you can’t resist the urge to buy the Mega Sg, you can head over to Analogue’s site to pre-order yours today. However as of this writing, the site appears to be momentarily down.
Even though the console won’t ship with a wireless controller, it fully supports them. The company has teamed up with well-known controller manufacturer, 8BitDo to offer an option that will sell for $24.99 in February. This is a great move by Analogue as I own some of 8BitDo’s controllers, and can vouch that its gear is among some of the best that I have used.
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