Hyperkin has made a handheld Sega

There is a small Sega Genesis made by Hyperkin that can play original carts.

It can play classic Sega Genesis and Mega Drive cartridges. Hyperkin’s new handheld game system is called the Mega 95. The five-inch screen can be switched between 4:3 and 16:9 modes, and Hyperkin says the battery should last for 10 hours on a single charge.

The handheld device seems to be a portable version of Hyperkin’s MegaRetroN HD Gaming system, a retro game system that works with Genesis and came out in 2018 and costs $59.99 right now. Hyperkin’s press release doesn’t say much about how the Mega 95 runs its Genesis games, but the MegaRetroN HD is said to use a hardware-based approach to emulation that’s somewhere between a software emulator and the high-end FPGA-based system used in Analogue’s Mega Sg home console.

The Mega 95 is mostly meant to be used as a handheld system, but there is a USB-C dock that you can buy that lets you connect it to a TV and has ports for extra controls. There is a dock that comes with every Mega 95.

Hyperkin’s handheld Super NES emulator costs $119.99 right now, but neither the Mega 95’s price nor its release date have been mentioned yet. Wish me luck, that could mean that the Mega 95 ends up being cheaper and easier to find than the Analogue Pocket.

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