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Sega Dreamcast Console

The Dreamcast is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe. It was the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, preceding Sony’s PlayStation 2, Nintendo’s GameCube and Microsoft’s Xbox. The Dreamcast was Sega’s final home console, marking the end of the company’s 18 years in the console market.

  • Manufacturer – Sega
  • Type – Home video game console
  • Generation – Sixth generation
  • Release date – JP: November 27, 1998, NA: September 9, 1999, BR: October 4, 1999, EU: October 14, 1999, AU: November 30, 1999, IND: December 2000
  • Lifespan – 1998–2001
  • Discontinued – WW: March 31, 2001
  • Units sold – 9.13 million
  • Media – 1 GB GD-ROM, CD-ROM, Mini-CD
  • CPU – Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC @ 200 MHz
  • Memory – 16 MB RAM, 8 MB video RAM, 2 MB audio RAM
  • Removable storage – 128 KB VMU
  • Display – Video output formats
  • Graphics – 100 MHz PowerVR2, integrated with the system’s ASIC
  • Sound – 67 MHz Yamaha AICA with 32-bit ARM7 RISC CPU core, 64 channels
  • Online services – Dricas, SegaNet, Dreamarena
  • Dimensions – 190 mm × 195.8 mm × 75.5 mm (7.48 in × 7.71 in × 2.97 in)
  • Mass – 1.5 kg (3.3 lb)
  • Best-selling game – Sonic Adventure, 2.5 million sold
  • Predecessor – Sega Saturn

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