The full cabinet is about $900, which isn't too bad. But I still don't have the space
So why not just buy the motherboard for a measly $110. How beautiful is that. And you just plug in carts like a regular console. Of course, it's not as easy as that. You need a GD Rom drive, a power supply, arcade sticks and various other paraphernalia. It seems like there are also dramas with region lock-out, different BIOS incompatibilities and security chips. But still, how awesome would that be under your telly.
Of course, you need to go for a NAOMI 2 to play all NAOMI software, and they're currently going for a very reaonable $200. It's a shame, because I prefer the clean white look of the original NAOMI.
Technically not by Sega but deserves a special mention
This is almost designed for home use. Look at it, it looks awesome.
And the games come like this, ready to impress on a collector's shelf.
I know there is a lot of wild and unfounded speculation about this becoming a home console. But why does it matter? If this becomes a long-lasting platform like the NAOMI, can't I just buy one of these?
It doesn't even look that hard to adapt to home use. There's a digital monitor output, PSU is clearly marked although the plug looks unfamilar. Perhaps it's wishful thinking to think a windows compatible control pad will work in that usb port, but surely a JAMMA/Neo Geo Joystick will work in those 9-pin Input sockets.
Hopefully, they'll do what Sammy did and release games in retail-like cases. That would be freaking awesome.