If you did not live under a rock for the past year, you’ve seen that we sort of went back to the 1990s. Pokemon is again a very popular thing (and it’s now one of the biggest games of the market), so Nintendo announced that it wants to retrieve its old Nintendo Entertainment System console. We’ve also heard that the Sega Mega Drive wants to make an epic comeback. We all know what it’s like when Nostalgia hits us. Many people grew up with these games and they started to use emulators for both of the platforms, iOS and Android. So it’s understandable why both Nintendo and Sega wanted to make money out of it.
The best thing is the price: the price is fair with these ones. They’re cheap enough to buy them as a gift for someone else. We’ve written this article to help you choose between these two.
In terms of the console
Both of them are actually mini versions of the original ones. However, they’re quite different from each other. It’s true, both have to feature onboard storage to store all the included games, but the one from Nintendo cannot accept old NES cartridges.
However, when it comes to Sega Mega Drive, it accepts old Mega Drive and Genesis cartridges.
In terms of the controller
They’re also different in terms of controller technology – Nintendo Classic Mini comes with one controller, and Sega Mega Drive comes with two controllers.
In terms of the compatibility
In this category, we think Nintendo Classic Mini wins. It can be plugged directly into modern TVs, as it comes with an HDMI cable (that’s included in the price, as well).
Sega Mega Drive can only connect to a TV through AV cables, and that means that if you want to connect it to a modern HD TV, that just doesn’t work with an old AV connection, you won’t be able to do it, unless you want to buy a separate AV-to-HDMI adapter.
In terms of the price
The Sega Mega Drive will hit the market in October, and its price will be at £49.99.
The Nintendo Classic Mini will hit the market in November, and its price will be at £49.99, too.
We think that when it comes to these 2, you should take a look at the games they offer. Mega Drive has many more, and it’s perfect if you like these kinds of games. Also, let’s not forget about controllers – Sega Mega Drive comes with two wireless ones, and Nintendo Classic Mini one with one, that’s wired. We’re not quite sure which one is the best one, since they both come with so many childhood games and features.
Henry Lares is still early into his career as tech reporter but has already had his work published in many major publications including Tech Crunch and the Huffington Post. In regards to academics, Henry earned an engineering degree from Apex Technical School. Henry has a passion for emerging technology and covers upcoming products and breakthroughs in science and tech.