Classic Handheld Console Returning to NA
Earlier today, Nintendo announced that Sega’s Game Gear will join the list of classic consoles supported on North America’s 3DS eShop. Additionally, it was announced that three titles will be available for download starting March 15th: Sonic the Hedgehog: Triple Trouble, Shinobi, and Dragon Crystal. The games will be priced at $4.99, $3.99, and $2.99, respectively.
With more titles assumedly on the way, this opens up a new and relatively inexpensive way for younger gamers to experience Sega’s relatively obscure handheld. For some, this availability may even translate into another selling point for the 3DS, which has already readily outpaced the original DS’s sales figures in its first year and continues to enjoy relatively steady momentum. Ultimately, the success of the Game Gear’s availability will depend of the variety of available titles, and we will continue to report what titles will be available when.