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Sega Dreamcast Console Information

SEGA Dreamcast



The Dreamcast is a 128-bit video games console made by Sega. The first and least powerful video games console in the sixth-generation of video games (16 months before the PlayStation 2, and roughly 3 years before the Nintendo GameCube and Microsoft Xbox), it was first released on November 27, 1998 in Japan and subsequently released on September 9,1999 in North America (hyped as 9/9/99) and other regions later that same year.


The Dreamcast enjoyed initial success in regions such as North America despite its unsuccessful launch in Japan. It was the first console to be shipped with a built in modem and Internet support for online play. However, after numerous problems and hype of the then upcoming PlayStation 2, Sega announced on January 2001 that the Dreamcast would end production on March the same year although the 50 to 60 titles still in production would be completed as promised and that the company would withdraw entirely from the console hardware industry, becoming a 3rd party publisher and making the system the final foray by Sega. Support continued in Europe and Oceania until 2002 and Japan until 2006 where systems were still being sold.


Aside from the system's lack of financial success later in its life, the company found it difficult to focus on both hardware and software, the latter which it had wanted to focus on more. Despite its eventual commercial failure, the Dreamcast had attained a cult following due to the quality of the system and its games as well as its history. Also noted for being ahead of its time and the first console to be shipped with a built in modem and Internet support for online play. As of 2010, it is still supported by homebrew video game releases.

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