Yea not sure why but they allowed atgames to tarnish their reputation. Atgames finally made one with hdmi and not just av cables but it still wasn't perfect emulation. I believe they still sell them at walmart but I'll never buy anything from atgames again. I ended up just giving mine away. So yea they made mistake licensing it out because now some of public might assume the new one will be just as bad as the atgames machines.
I've definitely seen them at a few stores from time to time like Walmart. Still though, what we have here with this latest mini console feels like a pretty good collection of games, so if it works as well as M2's reputation suggests it should, I'll probably get it. It looks like Sega is taking the product seriously this time.