More Sega Genesis games coming to PSN

Posted by on February 16th, 2011 | 6 Comments | Tags: , , , , ,

I’m not going to beat around the bush here. You all know what the Sega Genesis is. You know who Sonic the Hedgehog is, so I’m going to get straight to the point. Starting March 1st, PS+ members will be getting free downloads of classic Genesis titles, with regular PSN Store releases to follow two weeks afterwards for $4.99. This promotion has also been confirmed for the EU, but no pricing was announced there as of yet for the regular releases. Without further ado, here is the schedule;

PlayStation Plus Releases (free)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – Available March 1 – April 5
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – Available April 5 – May 3
  • Streets of Rage 2 – Available May 3 – May 31
  • Golden Axe 2 – Available May 31 – July 5
  • Comix Zone – Available July 5 – August 2
  • Altered Beast – Available August 2 – August 30

Regular PlayStation Store Release ($4.99 each)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog – March 29
  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 – April 19
  • Streets of Rage 2 – May 17
  • Golden Axe 2 – June 14
  • Comix Zone – July 19
  • Altered Beast – August 16

Thanks PlayStation.blog

  • That’s good news!
    Finally PS+ got itself worthy!

    BTW, I’m happy you guys are bringing other stores updates to the site (HK, JP, EU…)

    Keep up with the good work!

  • This has to be, single-handedly, the stupidest thing Sega has ever done, in the history of Sega. And that’s saying something.

    On eBay right now you can buy the Mega Drive collection, with close to 50 games on it, including all the above, for less than $10.

    Why in the hell would anyone wait several months, and then pay more than they would for a disc copy of the game, to have a digital copy of the game, that costs more, that they have to wait to be released, when they could buy the entire collection for less on a single Blu-Ray right now.

    Any human being who pays money for those games when they are released is, quite demonstrably, an idiot in need of being committed. Just buy the Blu-Ray collection for god’s sake!

    • brewer

      For consumers perhaps it isn’t such a good idea, but for SEGA it is a smart idea and a great way to make a few bucks.

      More then likely those games are not going to take long to Port so the dev cost of each will be relatively low, and I think they are going to sell relatively good, to the big SEGA Fans, the people who don’t know about the Genesis Collection, and people who want trophies in there classic games.

      These Games are cash cows, and SEGA knows that no matter how many times they re-release them they are going to sell.

  • Eric G

    Will these games be playable on the PSP as well as the PS3?

    • brewer

      Nope they contain Trophies so PS3 only

  • Eric G

    I understand why Sega would toss ’em out onto the digital market, but I strongly recommend going out and buying Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection. Way more titles and bargain for your buck.