Featured Articles

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

5th Generation Broadwell 14nm family comes in three lines

Intel's 5th Core processor family, codenamed Broadwell, will launch in three lines for the mobile segment. We are talking about upcoming…

More...
Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Broadwell Chromebooks coming in late Q1 2015

Google's Chromebook OS should be updating automatically every six weeks, but Intel doesn't come close with its hardware refresh schedule.

More...
New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

New round of Nexus phone rumour kicks off

Rumours involving upcoming Nexus devices are nothing uncommon, but this year there is a fair bit of confusion, especially on the…

More...
Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

Nvidia officially launches the 8-inch Shield Tablet

As expected and reported earlier, Nvidia has now officially announced its newest Shield device, the new 8-inch Shield Tablet. While the…

More...
Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool Dead Silence reviewed

Aerocool is well known for its gamer cases with aggressive styling. However, the Dead Silence chassis offers consumers a new choice,…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 10 September 2010 10:01

11 years since Dreamcast launch

Written by David Stellmack
segalogo

Gone, but still not forgotten
It has been eleven years since the launch of the Sega Dreamcast, which marked the final attempt of Sega to recapture market share against the PlayStation. Despite a significant amount of advertising and title support, the Dreamcast was not able to close the gap on Sony and Nintendo.

What the Dreamcast did do, however, is provide a number of very good titles that were exclusive to the platform. Still, despite a number of unique titles, the platform was hurt by poor third party software support and slow sales and was never quite able to gain significant traction against Sony and Nintendo. Finally, Sega threw in the towel and chose to become a multiplatform software publisher and developer.

The Dreamcast is so significant in video gaming history with its unique titles that a number of Dreamcast titles are being converted to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms and will be sold as downloadable titles. Sega claims that many of the Dreamcast titles are among their most requested titles for sequels, conversions, or re-release.

We will get to see a number of these Dreamcast titles once again as they start appearing on the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Despite the difficulty and lack of success that Sega had with the Dreamcast, it still seems to be one of the platforms that many users remember very vividly and with fondness.

blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments