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Sega Genesis Mini gets a price cut ahead of Black Friday

The plug-and-play Genesis console is just $49.99 right now

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Michael McWhertor is a journalist with more than 17 years of experience covering video games, technology, movies, TV, and entertainment.

If you’ve managed to hold off on buying Sega’s mini plug-and-play Genesis console, now is the time to strike. The Sega Genesis Mini is down to just $49.99 — the original asking price was $79.99 — as part of an early Black Friday/Cyber Monday deal.

You can snag that deal at retailers such as Amazon, Best Buy, GameStop, Target, and Walmart through Dec. 7.

The Sega Genesis Mini was released in September. The retro console includes a miniaturized version of Sega’s classic 16-bit console, two wired three-button controllers, and 42 built-in games, including classics like Sonic the Hedgehog, Gunstar Heroes, Streets of Rage 2, and Contra Hard Corps, as well as rarities and curiosities like Mega Man: The Wily Wars, Tetris, and Darius.

In our review of the Sega Genesis Mini, we called the system “a best-in-class retro console with excellent games, excellent emulation, original controllers, and a price tag that seems fair.”

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