The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison

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Screenshot: Famitsu
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We know the Sega Genesis Mini is small, but I don’t believe we have seen it side-by-side with the original console. That is, until now.

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During today’s Famitsu livestream, the actual hardware was shown off to give a better idea of the machine’s size.

Illustration for article titled The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison
Screenshot: Famitsu
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Like other mini consoles, it’s small!

Illustration for article titled The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison
Screenshot: Famitsu
Illustration for article titled The Sega Genesis Mini, A Size Comparison
Screenshot: Famitsu

This is obviously the Mega Drive version, and the controller is slightly different.

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The controller on the right is the new controller, while the one of the left is the original.
The controller on the right is the new controller, while the one of the left is the original.
Screenshot: Famitsu

But as Sega’s Hiroyuki Miyazaki explained during the stream, variations exist among original controllers due to differences between batches. 

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored six books, including most recently, The Japanese Sake Bible.

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DISCUSSION

Wait what? US version gets 3 button controllers and Japan gets the much better 6 button??

WTF SEGA?