Retro-Bit has announced an agreement with SEGA that will allow it to manufacture accessories for the consoles of the company, including the Megadrive, Saturn and Dreamcast. Platforms that were left to produce years ago and that of course are not for sale beyond the market of second hand and collecting.
Retro-Bit, a company that has been active since 2007, has previously manufactured accessories for machines such as the original Atari, the first PlayStation and, according to what they themselves say, “for almost everything that has been thrown between one and the other”.
But let’s see what the official Retro-Bit statement says:
Knowing the continuous growth of the retro-gaming market, Retro-Bit, a leading publisher and manufacturer of classic gaming products, announces today a license agreement with SEGA of America to manufacture accessories for SEGA’s gaming platforms, including, but not limited to, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Saturn and SEGA Dreamcast.
The first products and concepts under this agreement include several accessories that offer the same high quality as the original Sega as the original console port, but also with modern improvements such as a USB port to offer compatibility with PC and Bluetooth wireless technology. These new products will debut at the Innex booth # 21023 in the South Hall of the Las Vegas Convention Center during CES 2018.
It should be noted that “including, but not limited to, SEGA Genesis, SEGA Saturn and SEGA Dreamcast.” What else could Retro-Bit and SEGA have in mind? We will leave doubts between January 9 and 12, dates on which CES 2018 is celebrated.
Note: nothing that says the statement makes us think that SEGA is working on a mini version of some or some of their consoles. And still here we are letting it fall. We would like that to be so, seeing the tremendous success that Nintendo has had with its NES and SNES mini, but we will have to wait because for now there is nothing confirmed.