Dreamcast debuted fifteen years ago




It’s Tuesday exactly fifteen years ago that was the Sega Dreamcast in the European market. The device would be commercially very successful show: no half years later the production of Sega’s last console was discontinued again.

Fifteen years ago, the Dreamcast was indeed a year in Japan and Americans could console buy a month, but the European launch was delayed until October 14, 1999, the Dreamcast was included the first console that allowed online gameplay and the device was the first one built-in modem on board. At the same time, however, complained about the quality of the online functionality.

Also, the storage medium of the Dreamcast was a mixed blessing: although had the so gd-rom a storage capacity of 1.2 gigabytes, more than CD-ROMs, but far less than the DVDs that were used in the Xbox and PlayStation 2. The successor to the Sega Saturn also possessed a Hitachi 200MHz processor that was clocked at a whopping and 16MB of internal memory and 8MB of memory for the GPU.

The console would eventually 10.6 million times over the counter, not half as much as the GameCube and Xbox consoles from the same generation. The biggest competitor revealed the PlayStation 2, shortly after the Dreamcast came out and sold 155 million times. The PlayStation 2 was at the same price as a DVD player, and had DVD functionality, allowing consumers purchase only one had to do.

Eventually Sega did not sell to attract, so that in turn insufficient royalties to Sega paid to compensate. Losses that the company made the production of the Dreamcast sufficient enough developers to consoles Although the device may no longer be sold for years in recent years games from indie developers were there for the console.


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