Update (Fri 24th Mar, 2023 13:45 GMT): Sega Japan has finally announced the results of the Mega Drive Mini 2 questionnaire, most excitedly revealing what mini console Japanese players want next.
It appears the Sega Saturn was the clear winner with 88% of votes from respondents, with the Sega Dreamcast coming in second with 79%, and a potential third Mega Drive Mini earning 69%. The livestream is now over, but you can watch it back on YouTube here or see Gosokkyu's Twitter thread for the other highlights like game rankings.
Update (Fri 10th Mar, 2023 12:00 GMT): Sega Japan has announced it will reveal the results of the aforementioned questionnaire in a live stream taking place on March 24th, 2023 at 20:00 JST (as spotted by gosokkyu).
In the meantime, it's asking Japanese players for their thoughts on Mega Drive Mini 2 titles via Twitter, with some of these comments also expected to appear on the live broadcast.
Original article (Mon 31st Oct, 2022 11:00 GMT): Sega's Mega Drive Mini 2 launched last week, and, if you were lucky enough to snag a Japanese model, you might have noticed something interesting about the packaging.
On the inner flap of the box, you'll find a web address / QR code, along with a 4-digit password. This takes you to an online questionnaire which covers a wide range of questions, such as where you purchased the console, how you heard about it and what other mini-consoles you currently own (thanks, gosokkyu).
The most interesting question relates to future mini-consoles from Sega. Asking "which classic Sega hardware replica would you like to see next?", Sega gives you the following options:
- SG-1000/1000 II
- Mark III/Master System
- MD Mini 3
- Game Gear Micro pt.2
- non-Micro Game Gear
- arcade (a la Astro City Mini)
- other (specify)
- not particularly interested
Interestingly, another question asks "if a remake or sequel to a classic Sega IP were to be released, would you buy it?", while other questions ask what you'd want from a 'revival' series.
Sega has already released the Mega Drive Mini, Mega Drive Mini 2, Game Gear Micro, Astro City Mini and Astro City Mini V as part of its 'mini console' series.