Sega have sold over 350k retro classics on Steam in less than a month | PCGamesN

Sega have sold over 350k retro classics on Steam in less than a month


Since the Sega Mega Drive Hub went on sale on Steam on April 28, Sega have sold over 350,000 Mega Drive and Genesis games. 

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As well as letting players revisit their childhood bedrooms, the Sega Mega Drive Hub also supports Steam Workshop, letting people officially mod a library of classic Sega titles like Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, Altered Beast and Alex Kidd.

"We're really chuffed that the fans have got behind this update," said Sega Europe's director of digital distribution James Schall.

"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 level of interest proves that all it takes is a bit of nostalgia for a bunch of old games to rise from their graves. 

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1 Year ago

"We" gamers have been trying to tell these companies for years that we would buy their backlogs in an instant, if they would just make them available.

I am still confused as to why portable versions of old consoles don't exist.

Imagine if when a new console released, a portable version of the old one, with it's entire backlog, came to stores? That's like a few billion dollars in potential revenue with a guaranteed software catalogue right out the gate. But at this point everyone and their brother have an emulator on their phones or pc anyway. The potential revenue is at least halved because it has taken them so long to realize the market is there, we've gone and figured it out for ourselves.