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SEGA Could Return to Console Market Says Yosuke Okunari

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SEGA’s Yosuke Okunari, Creative Producer and Marketing Head of the company during the SEGA Saturn’s era, has teased that after the success of the recent SEGA Mini line-up of consoles, the company might choose a the Dreamcast as the next console.

“I think for the next one, we may go with a concept close to the Genesis mini. If I have to say some names, it could be an SG-1000 Mini or a Dreamcast Mini.”

In June SEGA revealed the Game Gear Micro in Japan, the small portable is part of the celebration of the company’s 60th anniversary. Game Gear Micro is a very small version of the original Game Gear and will come with four pre-installed games.

Game Gear Micro has been a hit in Japan, however, the release of Dreamcast Mini might require way more horsepower to emulate a console that was designed for the sixth generation of consoles. While it may not be the glorious return to video games console design, fans should around the world be glad to see a return to what led SEGA to be a giant in the industry in the early 90.

Many Dreamcast games were so impressive when launched that its graphics still look relevant two decades after launch. Check out this video, courtesy of Games Radar:

Here are some highlighted quotes by Yosuke Okunari from the interview, (Credits to ryokutya2089)

  • “For the next Mini, we are considering everything that has been imagined by everyone.”
  • “Of course, it doesn’t mean we can realize all of them. We are also thinking about projects that nobody has imagined.”
  • “The projects are moved by a substantial amount of money, so we’re working first on the one that, realistically speaking, has the highest possibility.”
  • “The Game Gear Micro is only sold domestically in Japan. When we do the next one, I feel like the project scope will be much bigger as we gaze upon the world. So we won’t be able to release it at this time the next year or two years after the Mega Drive Mini. We can’t make it that quickly. (laughs)”
  • “I think for the next one, we may go with a concept close to the Mega Drive Mini. If I have to say some names, it could be an SG-1000 Mini or a Dreamcast Mini…”

Source: Siliconera – Famitsu

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