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.