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[Walmart] Sega Genesis Mini - $64.96

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[Walmart] Sega Genesis Mini - $64.96

I just came across this deal while browsing Walmart's early Black Friday flyer. That is a pretty great price (savings of $35) for a product that launched only two months ago! Well worth picking up, even at a higher price point in my opinion. Will we see a cheaper price at other retailers during black friday week? quite possibly, but you can always make a return should that be the case. This is the only genesis mini that is worth picking up -- do NOT consider getting any of the @games sega products under any circumstances unless you don't mind an inferior and medicore substitute to the real thing!

Sale begins on November 21st.
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Ninja Robot Pirate wrote: It's still overpriced at $65, no?
Depends on who you talk to. This is a quality product on par with the nes/snes classics and well worth it at this price in my opinion. I don't anticipate it hitting the bargain bins like the playstation classic but it could possibly drop lower at some point... who knows.
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I got mine for next to nothing at Shoppers using my points the day it came out. I should open it and give it a try :)
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Add that to my list of BF purchases. Thanks OP, upvote for you!
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Ninja Robot Pirate wrote: It's still overpriced at $65, no?
As far as nostalgic mini consoles go, this is one of the best ones. Up to you to decide how much that experience is worth to you though. The emulation and games are high calibre though.
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: The nostalgia wore off quick lol
I'm still enjoying the retro games from the nes/snes/genesis classics but yea, you need to have a certain mindset going in and temper expectations somewhat. Some games hold up better than others but there are gems in there for sure! I like to take breaks in between the modern AAA stuff and alternate with some retro goodness every so often. Helps to keep the hobby fresh!
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Get a Raspberry Pi for cheaper guys and install all the emulators you can dream of at once, don't feed this faux naustalgia
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almasyseifer wrote: Get a Raspberry Pi for cheaper guys and install all the emulators you can dream of at once, don't feed this faux naustalgia
Great suggestion for tinker-ers! Some of the retro consoles are also modable to get large libraries on the retro consoles.

But not need to get down on people enjoying these consoles. They never need driver updates or have input delays. Sometimes it nice to just plug and play.

I’m not sure what qualifies as real nostalgia if this is “faux” to you.
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almasyseifer wrote: Get a Raspberry Pi for cheaper guys and install all the emulators you can dream of at once, don't feed this faux naustalgia
that is an option but... 1) genesis mini (at this price) is cheaper than a pi by a fair margin. 2) with retroarch installed (genesis mini will be hacked soon to allow it), you can get all of the 16bit and older consoles running on the genesis mini as well (many n64 and ps1 games will likely be problematic but they have issues on the pi as well in many cases). 3) easier to setup than the pi. 4) nice UI, two nice controllers included and a shell that the pi cannot match.

unless a pi can emulate ps2, saturn and dreamcast games well (which it can't), i don't see much of a reason to get a pi over genesis mini but everyone is entitled to their own perferences.
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Ninja Robot Pirate wrote: It's still overpriced at $65, no?
In my case, it depends on the quality of the controllers. I remember the biggest money I spent with my old Genesis was on controllers :(
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xristophoros wrote: Depends on who you talk to. This is a quality product on par with the nes/snes classics and well worth it at this price in my opinion. I don't anticipate it hitting the bargain bins like the playstation classic but it could possibly drop lower at some point... who knows.
dbdudley wrote: As far as nostalgic mini consoles go, this is one of the best ones. Up to you to decide how much that experience is worth to you though. The emulation and games are high calibre though.
Smh, I hate it when RFDers convince me to spend money, but here we go...
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Just get a Playstation Classic instead for $30 and install Autobleem:

https://www.walmart.ca/en/ip/playstatio ... 0198994551

It is cheaper than a Pi and can play anything from Atari to Dreamcast without issues. It already comes with everything you need aside from a USB drive and maybe an OTG cable if you want to use the two included controllers at the same time.
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MyNameWasTaken wrote: The nostalgia wore off quick lol
My walk down the memory lane lasted about 30 minutes before I jumped back to the PS4. Back in the 90's I either owned or played over half of those games and loved every minute of it. it's amazing how much better games are nowadays. It sounds weird but even Tetris was a lot better on the PS4.

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