Sales are rare on the Virtual Console, so chalk this one up to a Christmas miracle.

Starting Dec. 24 and running through Jan. 6 in both Europe and North America, Sega is knocking 40% off the price for its best-selling Genesis/Mega Drive Virtual Console releases. In space-buck terms, that means the usual 800 point price is now a mere 500 points, or the price of an NES game. Or three for the price of a little under two.

However you slice it, it's a good deal considering the line-up:

Sounds to us like a pretty good opportunity to round out that collection. Will you be picking any of these up?