Sunday, July 31, 2016

NES Classic Edition & mini Sega Genesis - Comparison

A quick look at these two consoles.
Veterans of the 90's console wars may find it amusing to see that both Nintendo and Sega are offering up new versions of their retro consoles. People have been talking about the NES Classic lately, Nintendo's upcoming mini console, and there is also newsth of Sega coming out with a mini Sega Genesis.

We'll be discussing both more later on, but if you're curious, here are some quick notes.

NES Classic Edition
  • One model
  • $60
  • Releases November 11th
  • Includes HDMI cable
  • 30 built-in games
  • No cartridge slot
mini Sega Genesis
  • Separate handheld plug-in models
  • $65 each
  • Releases in October
  • No HDMI support
  • 80 built-in games
  • Cartridge slot/SD slot

At first glance, the Sega console seems to be offering more, but also note that the "80 built-in games" includes 40 actual genesis title, plus 40 not-as-exciting arcade/puzzle games. Still, 40 is more than 30 and this can be expanded upon via an actual cartridge slot (plug-in model) for playing your old collection or via SD Card (handheld model), while the NES is locked in at 30 games.