“The Ultimate Gaming System”: Sega Genesis
This week on Techy Tuesday, we’ll be taking a look at the “Ultimate Gaming System” and home of the Sonic Adventure Series: The Dreamcast. I used to own one when I was really young, never knew what happened to it haha.
Created by Sega, the Dreamcast is a home video game console. It was the first console to release during its video game generation. Releasing before the PlayStation 2, Gamecube, and Xbox, their goal was to stay ahead of the game. Having a good 2 years all to itself with no real competition from anyone else. This device was the successor to the Sega Genesis and Saturn and was also the best selling console Sega has ever made. The Sega Dreamcast released November 27, 1998, in Japan and October 14, 1999, in North America.
But having no competition doesn’t mean you’re at the top
Even with it being the first console in that generation span at the time, it wasn’t the best console out there. Selling only around 9 million units in its lifetime, it didn’t sell as much as the other consoles to release after. Not even the online play was able to sell it much, but it might not be the console’s fault. This device had interesting features and some impressive graphics/gameplay at the time, but not exactly the right time. It seemed many individuals weren’t interested in it at the time since it could be considered “advanced” in terms of its capabilities. Regardless it managed to sell some great titles such as Crazy Taxi, Jet Set Radio, Sonic Adventure and Sonic Adventure 2.
It’s no doubt the Dreamcast had some pretty interesting games along with its design. Even with such a short lifespan, many believe that this device was ahead of its time. Not to mention we could say the Dream Cast influenced online play being the first modern console to support online play.
You were just ahead of your time old friend
And that’s all for Techy Tuesday! Hopefully, you learned something new about the Sega Dreamcast. Tune in next week to find out what’s in store on Techy Tuesday.
Until Next Time 😀