by on Apr 30, 2018

Sega sold an actual Game Gear game last month

The Game Gear hasn't been supported by Sega since 1997, but that hasn't apparently stopped someone from buying a copy of one of its most popular titles in the US: Sonic the Hedgehog 2. 

Yep, according to NPD Group analyst Mat Piscatella, an actual brand new copy of the game (as in, a boxed release sold at a brick-and-mortar retailer, not a used one) was actually flogged last month, meaning the Game Gear notched up a grand total of one software unit sold. Not bad for a system that hasn't really done anything since the days when the Spice Girls ruled the charts and Grant Mitchell was still behind the bar at the Queen Vic.

There has been a suggestion that the game was sold as part of the Toys R Us sell-off, as the company has been busy flogging everything that isn't nailed down since March 23 as a result of the toy giant going into administration.

Sonic the Hedgehog 2 was released back in 1992 for the Game Gear and Master System, and differs from its Mega Drive/Genesis counterpart. There's a myriad of differences, but the one that comes to mind after playing it myself back in the day is that it was just insanely bloody difficult. 

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