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Sega celebrates 60th birthday with Game Gear Micro

The original Game Gear was Sega’s answer to the runaway success of the Nintendo Game Boy, the console that put gaming into the hands of millions of people all over the world.

To celebrate their 60th anniversary as a company, Sega has reintroduced the Game Gear, but this time in collectible micro form (yes, they’ll literally fit in the palm of your hand), coming in a variety of colours.Sega Game Gear Micro

Meet the Sega Game Gear Micro. As part of the iconic company’s 60th birthday celebrations, a teeny-tiny version of the classic console is coming straight to the palm of your hand.

We’re used to being gobsmacked by epic specs of next-gen consoles, but the Game Gear Micro is a study in minimalism, literally. 80mm wide, 43mm tall, 20mm deep and fitted with a screen that measures just over an inch. If you’re old enough to remember the original, you’ll be needing your glasses.

The colours dictate which games are loaded onto the console. With the Black edition, you’ll receive Sonic the Hedgehog, Out Run, Puyo Puyo Tsu and Royal Stone. With the Blue: Sonic and Tails, Baku Baku Animal, Gunstar Heroes and Sylvan Tale.

The Yellow version ships with Shining Force, Shining Force II, Shining Force: Final Conflict and Nazo Puyo. And the Red: Columns, G.G. Shinobi, Revelations: the Demon Slayer and Megami Tensei Gaiden: Last Bible Special.

This collection is slated for release in Japan this October, with a worldwide release yet to be confirmed.

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