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Sega ‘chuffed’ with Steam sales of Mega Drive and Genesis classics

Lots of Mega Drive and Genesis titles purchased and modded.

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Sega Mega Drive Classics Hub

Lots of Mega Drive and Genesis titles purchased and modded.

Following the launch of the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis Hub on Steam last month, over 350,000 titles haves sold, the highest number of games since the early 90s.

The classics hub brings available Mega Drive and Genesis games under one roof and also takes advantage of Steam Workshop modding support. So far, hundreds of custom ROMS have been uploaded since launch.

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James Schall, Director of Digital Distribution for Sega Europe said:

“We’re really chuffed that the fans have got behind this update. 350,000 sales is a phenomenal achievement for content which is over 20 years old! It shows that there’s still a huge following out for the Sega Mega Drive and Genesis, reinvigorated by the fantastic community of modders out there uploading great content.”

The hub itself is pretty charming, looking every bit the bedroom of an early ’90s Sega fanboy.  The games themselves have been well emulated with controller and keyboard support, plus local co-op included in games that originally featured multiplayer. And, like the range of Nintendo 3DS remasters, each game has a number of graphical filters to help capture that CRT vibe.

All in all – and a few bugs aside – it’s a lovingly executed way of preserving Sega’s classic games library. Around 60 titles are currently available, including Ecco the Dolphin, Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle, Ristar, Decap Attack, Toejam and Earl and all the Sonic titles you would expect.

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