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The Dreamcast (ドリームキャスト Dorīmukyasuto?) is Sega's last video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. An attempt to recapture the console market with a next-generation system, it was designed to supersede the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. Originally released sixteen months before the PlayStation 2 and three years before the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox, the Dreamcast is part of the sixth generation of video game consoles.
The Dreamcast was widely hailed as ahead of its time, and is still held in high regard for pioneering online console gaming. Nevertheless, it failed to gather enough momentum before the release of the PlayStation 2 in March 2000. Sega eventually withdrew entirely from the console hardware business; however, support continued in Japan where consoles were still sold until 2006 and new licensed games were still being made by companies of the arcade market until 2007, as well as the worldwide support of the homebrew community.
10.6 million Dreamcasts were sold worldwide.
Soul titles on Dreamcast
- ^ /111822.shtml The 10 Worst-Selling Consoles of All Time. GamePro (2007-05-04).
- Wikipedia's article on the Dreamcast, which this page is based on