Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

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Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby nathanallan1 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 2:50 am

I take a look at the global selling sites like made-in-china.com and a few others and I find these:
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And cn never find them for sale here. The main reason I ask is because a person came to me today wanting me to buy a bunch of them. I want to. They're very nice and better quality than you would have expected. Or I would have expected.
I wish these things would get licensed and that way I and everyone else that wants one can HAVE one-- or three or four!

The one he showed me was the bomb for sure.

An idea I hd was to just sell the console, and have the game cart a flash cart or SD card adapter. This way, it's a player ONLY and the cart is blank.

I'm thinking hard on this one.

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Postby MaximumRD » Wed Apr 08, 2009 3:31 am

Damn that looks pretty sweet, well at least if you import it friends are less likely to have one and be more impressed lol!
I always like showing friends and family who only know about retail commercial stuff pushed by the big companies things like a GP2x handheld or a Famiclone, they are always shocked since they aren't aware such things exists!
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Re: Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby nathanallan1 » Wed Apr 08, 2009 5:18 am

It's a clone of the portable mega Drive for sale at play-asia. I'll call to see if he can get them with SD-cart adapters tomorrow, and that will side-step the whole licensing process as a homebrew device. I'd for sure pay fifty bucks for something like that. It isn't a GP-anything or a Pandora, but there are SO many handheld games out there waiting to be put in the hands of loving owners!

I am gonna consider Project China Escape as underway!!
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Postby Darryl B. » Wed Apr 08, 2009 10:09 am

Looks cool, thanks for posting!
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Re: Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby nathanallan1 » Fri Apr 10, 2009 2:57 am

Interest check, I am referring to the same pic as before, sorry but cross-posted. Couldn't be helped.

I am purely seeing what the demand may look like. There is a deal in the works for me, and I want to see how people would react to:

A) A portable game system that uses SD cards/MD/Genesis cart adapter
B) Is a genesis at its heart but there are plenty of homebrews being run on emulators now
C) Is about the size of a PSP with a 3" screen and seems to work pretty well.

Features include a rechargeable battery, charger, TV-out, comes in several colors, *possibly* an SD or CF card adapter, **possibly** is pin compatible with original MD/Genesis games.

Hopefully I can figure it at less than $70 plus shipping. It's all up in the air at this point.

I was approached by a person that "has a friend in China" that has these, and wants to sell them in the USA. They are very similar to the pic attached, though not identical; same mold, though that one uses AAA's and is not rechargeable. I demo'd it and it plays nice-- great button feel, solid in the hand without being too heavy, nice bright screen.

I do not know about the battery life, shock protection or anything like that. I think I played it for like, four minutes.

But I was impressed.

The best thing would be if it is pin-compatible with the original carts, that would simply rock, and I'll be stocking up.

Please let me have some feedback on this. No games will be available **with** the unit.

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Re: Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby Carlos » Fri Apr 10, 2009 1:49 pm

Looks pretty cool. I'd prolly get one if I had the money. Reminds of the FC Mobile. I'll prolly get one of those too when I get the cash.
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Re: Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby Strangerous » Sat Apr 11, 2009 9:49 pm

I remember my friend had a sega game gear, and it totally blew my gameboy out of the water. I'll be sticking to my PSP, because i use it as a mp3 player, movie clips, internet browser, and the occasional game. :)
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Re: Why are all the COOL Sega handhelds stuck in China??

Postby nathanallan1 » Sat Apr 11, 2009 10:03 pm

If you have a PSP then yeah, this thing is blown out of the water by it. Still, a handheld Genesis that isn't a GG or Nomad is really cool. Especially if it's Linux ready. Working on that part, too.
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