Sega allows Tec Toy to bring Megadrive/Genesis back in production to meet Brazil demand.

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  1. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Due to popular demand in Brazil, Tec Toy (The company that has been distribute sega products in Brazil since 1989) Has received permission by sega to start reproduction of the Sega mega drive also known as Genesis in North America. As of now, is not known if there will be sold in other countries yet, but it apperently features sd card slot for rom emulation.



    For those of you who cannot read portugues, here is the english translation.


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  2. Pacheko17

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    It's expensive as shit and no one's buying it.
     
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    Well that is surprise coming from real brazilian. :P

    But i had no idea how demanding sega products were in brazil to be honest. I mean besides how some games had been altered to feature some comic book character called monica or something. :unsure:
     
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    I knew about this since the NES classic was announced
     
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    But you didn't tell anyone, why? :blink:

    Besides, maybe is more expensive than nes classic, but least it can play more games than the nes classic. :P
     
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    I thought I read this on gbatemp while playing GTA V.
     
  7. Pacheko17

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    Yeah, Turma da Mônica is really popular here so they romhacked a game ( Just like Mario Bros 2 ).
    And SEGA has been huge here since the 90's.
     
  8. Sonic Angel Knight
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    Yeah that was it. That the name, Some of the wonderboy games were changed to have those characters in it, and i think some other games as well, not really sure which ones. I only saw Wonder boy.

    Warning: Spoilers inside!

    Maybe there was others but i dunno to be honest.
     
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    Dat price. Seriously, I bought a a Mega Drive 1 and 2 with a bundle of games for half that price not too long ago. The ability to play via SD cards is interesting but I hope it's a better product than Blaze's attempt.
     
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    Well the price of the nes mini classic is the price of a retail game with only 30 games and you don't even get to choose. Expect to pay more for playing games off a sd card which has more potential than being stuck with only 30 games that isn't optional. :P
     
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    Its expensible. Im trying sell my genesis with flashcard for 450 reais for retro gamers and no one want to buy. Even 399 is expensible, but, grandmas and fathers will buy this if dont know is a outdated console because a PS3 is under 700 reais.
     
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    Dat brazil economy doe. :creep:

    Still i dunno what pricing is like over there compared to here, but i mean Maybe they still think is 1989 when they think is possible to get away with overpriced consoles. I dunno, just have to wait and see if there is more details about pricing and release. Still that is one dedicated console for the ages in brazil. I dunno what they are like over there but it make me wonder if they never heard of a saturn or dream cast that they were still stuck playing megadriver and master system for almost 3 Decades :blink:
     
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    Meh , might've been worth it in the past, but not enough Nostalgia to make it sell good enough.
     
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    If it plays pirated ROMs, I'd say that's worth it to Genesis/Mega Drive fans just to have something official that plays all their downloaded games using real hardware and with 100% compatibility. But somehow I doubt that's the case, SEGA would never agree to that.
    EverDrive flashcarts are not exactly cheap either, and if the choice is between an original Genesis/Mega Drive console and an EverDrive flashcart and this, and the prices are not too far off, I think most people would choose this.
     
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    well they allow steam paid genesis games to be rom hacked, you never know what sega gonna do next. :P
     
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    Oh come on, that's not THAT bad
     
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    300 reais would have to be the price of the Wii U and Nintendo Switch here in Brazil, but the two will come out for nearly 2,000 reais, so I guess I'll have to buy a Mega Drive.
     
  18. Sonic Angel Knight
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    But you are not from brazil :P

    To brazil their economy make it sound awful but to us is not that bad, But still i could buy any android tv or even OUYA and play 1080P Games on emulator with the emulators they have, so godlike.

    That or any hacked console is just better in my opinion. I found no flaws in genesis emulation aside from maybe minor sound quality issues, but who could say it would even be fixed? I noticed in some sega 3d classics on 3ds eshop has option for genesis 2 sound but honestly i can tell the difference.

    But to be honest, i wish there was more info like if it really is using official hardware for best compatibility and use roms by sd card or can play official carts or even maybe HDMI 1080P support. Maybe even work with 32x or sega cd, or you could just rom dump carts direct to sd with the system, I dunno i just thinking make me wanna try and break a leg doing somersaults. :bortz2:

    (I don't actually know how to do backflips :rolleyes:)
     
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    They already have something like this in the states tho
     
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    Could you link me? That'd be great for a friend's birthday :P