The Dreamcast is SEGA's swan song system that launched on September 9th, 1999. Over 10 years old the Dreamcast, as its name implies, represented SEGA's dream to take back the console crown. Unfortunately, for SEGA and its fans, the Dreamcast was totally overshadowed due to the hype of the PS2 and saw middling sales. Just over two years after the launch of the white console SEGA pulled the plug on manufacturing the hardware and became a 3rd party publisher to develop software for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo consoles. The Dreamcast was the first console to come with online functionality out of the box featuring a 56K modem. It also had other unique properties such as a native connection to VGA output, and a memory card system where the cards themselves were actually small handheld game devices.
- 4 controller ports
- memory units that plug into the controller (2 per controller)
- proprietary 1GB GD-ROM system
- built-in 56K modem
- processing power capable of outputting 7 million polygons/second
- 24MB of RAM plus 2MB for sound RAM
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