Nintendo has been very successful over the last few years with its NES Mini and SNES Mini and soon to be if rumours are correct N64 mini. Competition were bound to spring up.
Atari has already jumped on the bandwagon with their VCS Hybrid console and Sega has also decided to jump in on the bandwagon by announcing the Mega Drive Mini which will be releasing just in time for its 30th anniversary.
The original Sega Mega Drive released on the 29th of October 1988 in Japan and almos a year later on 14th of August 1989 in the other regions . The console sold 30 million units during its Generation and Received Cult status in regions like Brazil that still produced licenced versions well into the millenium.
Sega has set a ‘2018’ release window for the Mega Drive Mini but has not released fixed date or pricing yet.