The Nintendo 3DS has a rival: Sega's Ultimate Portable Game Player

Posted on November 9, 2012 - 7:02pm by Kaibaman41

Editor's note: Forty of the games are Sega Genesis games and the rest are arcade games. The UPGP was developed by At Games and will not play new games.

As you may remember Sega had a not-very-good handheld once before, the Sega Nomad; that son of a bitch ate your bateries faster then you could say "You're too slow!" (.....sorry, I couldn't resist). Sega is now trying once again with the all new Sega Genesis Ultimate Portable Game Player, which comes with eighty games and a $60 price tag.

Before any one asks, yes, this bad boy is coming to America, though I'm not sure if its going to retail stores like Best Buy, Wal-Mart, etc. But this beast comes with a game every Mega Man fan (though had never heard of in the US at the time) wanted for the Genesis. Yes my friends, for the first time we can legally play and own Mega Man: The Wily Wars! That's right: Capcom is releasing this gem in the United States for the first time. I'm not sure if this is their apology for Legends 3 buuuuuuuuuuuuut the bummer is this is the only way you can get the game legally since Capcom isn't giving us the game as part of Mega Man's 25th Anniversary this December... So they get a point for badassness but automatically lose it for stupidity.

After launch, Sega is releasing games onto the system via an internet connection; you will need to get an SD card for yourself (another minus in points since the 3DS gives you a free SD card) to store the additional games. The handheld comes out on November 15.


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