Dozens of Game Gear bundles were released in Japan, but the first release was a bare-bones one - just a black console, no games.
A bundle containing Sonic the Hedgehog 2.
A bundle containing J. League GG Pro Striker '94.
A bundle containing Sonic Drift.
Around 1992 Sega released coloured Game Gears. Including this blue one....
...this red one....
...and this yellow one.
White Game Gears were also released, however these were not sold in stores. Only 10,000 were manufactured and were only given to developers or those directly associated with Sega. White Game Gears came with their own white TV tuners and case.
A special Magic Knight Rayearth edition Game Gear.
A special Coca Cola Kid edition Game Gear.
Back of box
A special Virtua Fighter Mini edition Game Gear.
Initial North American Game Gears included Columns as a pack-in.
Early in 1992, Columns was replaced by Sonic the Hedgehog as the pack-in game.
Like the Sega Mega Drive, Game Gears with the subtitle "The Core System" were released in 1993. The purple/pink box stripe debuted at this time.
In 1993, Sega released a Game Gear bundle containing a blue Game Gear and the game World Series Baseball. This Game Gear stands as the only coloured Game Gear to be released outside of Japan. It is also a darker blue than the Japanese blue model.
Majesco manufactured and distributed Game Gears across the region in 2000. Majesco Game Gears can be identified by their non-coloured logos and purple start buttons. They have better screens and a longer battery life, but are incompatible with the TV Tuner.
Though the Game Gear performed reasonably well in Europe, few bundles were released and all systems were black.
Front of box
This 1992 bundle paired the console with an AC Adaptor and Sonic the Hedgehog. The bundle was officially known as "Sega Game Gear +".
As with other regions, the first batch of Game Gears to hit Brazil were black. However, Brazilian Game Gear packaging used a similar design to that of the Sega Master System in western regions - white boxes with a grey grid.
The Game Gear also saw a release in South Korea as the Handy Gam*Boy in 1991. It is unknown how many were released.
|Sega Game Gear Hardware|
|Game Gear Variations||Sega Game Gear (Japan | North America | Europe | Other Regions) | Wide Gear|
|Add-ons||Action Replay | Game Genie | Master Gear Converter (Gear Master | Nuby Converter) | Stereo FM Tuner | TV Tuner|
|Cases||Carry-All | Deluxe Carry-All Case | Gear Bag | Holster Case | Standard Carrying Case | Soft Case | Third Party (Play & Carry Case)|
|Accessories||Car Adaptor | Car Antenna | Battery Pack | Cleaning Gear | Gear-to-Gear Cable | PowerBack (Third Party) | Screen Magnifier (Wide Gear | Super Wide Gear | Third-Party)|