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Sega Dreamcast

Video game console
Sixth generation
Release date
November 27, 1998 (Japan)
September 9, 1999 (North America)
October 14, 1999 (Europe)
November 30, 1999 (Australia)
Units sold
Worldwide: 9.13 million
CD, Mini CD, 1 GB GD-ROM
Hitachi SH-4

The Sega Dreamcastis a game console made by Sega and the successor to the Sega Saturn. Sega's final home game console, it was a sixth-generation console released in Japan on November 27, 1998 and September 9, 1999 in North America. It was rivaled by fifth-generation consoles Nintendo 64 and PlayStation and by the sixth-generation console PlayStation 2 (both the Nintendo GameCube and Xbox were not yet released during the Dreamcast's lifespan). Some of its' most notable games were Sonic Adventure 1 & 2, Crazy Taxi, Marvel vs. Capcom, Jet Set Radio and Seaman. It was discontinued worldwide on March 31, 2001.

Despite the Dreamcast's 2-3 year lifespan on the market, it was notable for being the first console with a built-in Modem to support online play and Internet access. This was a big influence on future generations of video game consoles which began to also develop online gameplay.

List of Dreamcast games reviewed by the Nerd

  • "Sonic Shuffle"
  • Seaman

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