Gaming Sega producer says high costs are preventing a Dreamcast or Saturn mini console

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Sega has suggested that high costs caused by the pandemic are preventing it from producing a Dreamcast or Saturn mini console.

Speaking to Famitsu, Sega’s classic hardware producer Yosuke Okunari said that he had considered producing mini versions of the classic consoles, but claimed that the cost of producing parts for either a Dreamcast or Saturn would be prohibitively expensive.

Sega’s latest mini console, the Mega Drive Mini 2, was announced earlier this week.

“Some of you may say ‘this isn’t a Sega Saturn Mini’ or ‘I wanted a Dreamcast mini’, it’s not that we didn’t think about that direction”, Okunari said of the new Mega Drive console.


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This would be a day one purchase for me. I have always wanted a Dreamcast. I had a Saturn but either one I would pick up in a mini in a second!
 
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