Most gamers are aware of the Nintendo micro consoles, the NES Classic Edition from last year and the upcoming SNES Classic Edition. However, both Sega and Atari have also announced their own micro consoles that will act similarly to the NES and SNES Classic Editions; both are miniature consoles with classic games pre-loaded onto them. Today (July 17), it was announced that both the Sega Genesis Flashback and the Atari Flashback 8 Gold will be available for pre-order starting July 28.
GameSpot explains that we don’t have a specific release date for either console, but that the consoles will hit stores in September and it is expected that they will start shipping sometime in the fall. As for how much each will cost, we don’t have any information, but AtGames, the company behind the two micro consoles, has apparently stated that more information, including pricing, will come this month.
The Sega Genesis Flashback will include 85 pre-loaded games, including four Alex Kidd games, three Mortal Kombat games, four Phantasy Star games and nine Sonic games. The Atari Flashback 8 Gold will have 120 games, including Pitfall!, Centipede, Space Invaders and Frogger. Both micro consoles will come with 720p HDMI output, two controllers and save, pause and rewind features for all games.