This post was most recently updated on September 18th, 2019
Just like the classic sony PlayStation game console, sega Dreamcast game console is long past its glory days. On September 9, 1999, the Sega Dreamcast host landed in the US market. Now, although it has been 20 years, some people still miss sega Dreamcast why is this so?
DC was launched in Japan on November 27, 1998, at a price of 29,800 yen. On September 9, 1999, Dreamcast landed in the United States with a starting price of $199.99.
After painstaking marketing and other hardships, on January 31, 2001, Sega announced that it would stop producing the Dreamcast before the end of March and transform itself into a pure game software vendor. By the end of 2001, DC’s global shipments reached 10 million units, including 3 million in Asia, 5 million in North America and 2 million in Europe.
In more than two years, Sega DC has gone from prosperity to decline. In the end, Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo are too strong. Although DC is a good host, unfortunately, the difference between Sega and the three is too large, and it is more suitable as a software supplier.
Why People still miss Sega Dreamcast
Why do many people still miss DC? Among the 10 million users, some have chosen to forget, why are there people still remembering?
Evaluation 3 Reasons why People Still Miss Dreamcast
- First of all, Dreamcast gave many people the opportunity to get in touch with cool 3D games. In September 2000, DC was priced at $149.99. Many poor boys in China also had the opportunity to buy cheap game consoles.
- Secondly, the DC style is hard, and overall it is a collection of hard-core games, from Sega Rally to Sonic, to crazy taxis, to Shamu. Many people like this style and have a sense of identity in their minds.
- Third, Sega still has some feelings of defeat, such as Shamu, which is basically the prototype of GTA, but the problem is hardware function, game style, development speed and so on. The biggest market for Sega DC is the United States, but it is still a Japanese company.
What Constituted the Failure of Sega Dreamcast Console?
The failure of Dreamcast illustrates a problem, that is, using hardcore games as a selling point. Aside from that, Sony’s fun, Microsoft’s money, Nintendo’s poise are all sustainable styles. Sadly, sega couldn’t go head to head with this 3.
In the TGS 2019 promotion website, Sega presented the new work “Mario and Sonic at the Tokyo Olympics”, on the Switch platform, “New Sakura Wars”, on the PS4 platform… This is also very good, what platform is it to develop? The game is good, life is short, don’t compete with yourself.
Those who recall Dreamcast are not only remembering the game console, but recalling their excitement, and the beautiful time in the sunset before the product was discontinued.