And here is SEGA’s final foray into the gaming console world. The SEGA Dreamcast. The Dreamcast beat the XBOX and PlayStation to the market in the 128 bit gaming war. I think we all remember the first time we saw one of the 2K sports series games running in one of the stores. I was walking into the mall through SEARS, and across the store I saw a football game on a TV. Only when I was very close to the TV did I realize it was not a live game, but the SEGA Dreamcast running NFL2K1, the new 3D gaming world had truly arrived to the console market. Another awesome feature was online gaming! This was the first system to offer it on a grand scale with a great number of titles to boot. Phantasy Star Online, Quake 3, Unreal, Starlancer and many others gave me the first true online experience. Now as soon as Sony and Microsoft entered the playing field SEGA phased out the Dreamcast, far to early if you ask me. But the SEGA Dreamcast had many a groundbreaking game that makes this system a must own for any collector. Don’t believe me? Let me list just a few reasons; Sonic Adventure 1 & 2 (the best 3D Sonic games made yet, and yes I’m counting any new XBOX 360 game), Marvel Super Heroes 2, Resident Evil Code Veronica, Jet Grind Radio, SEGA GT, Power Stone, MDK2, need I go on?

The SEGA Dreamcast

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Since the SEGA Dreamcast was only manufactured for two years there were no major US revisions made. The original SEGA Dreamcast is off white in color, with an orange power light (Orange is considered lucky in Japan!). After 2000 the color was changed to a whiter shade of white. A different cooling fan was added to late model Dreamcasts and a different CD Drive, but no new model number was given. It has 4 controller ports and also came with a built in modem. The SEGA Dreamcast can also support an VGA box for truly stunning graphic quality, although it was shipped with a standard RCA Cable. Memory for saved games was in the form of VMU (Virtual Memory Units) That plugged into the controllers. Find out more about these and other peripherals in the EXTRA Section at the bottom of the page.

The SEGA Sports Dreamcast

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As far as I know, this is the only real different version of the SEGA Dreamcast released in the US. While there were several variations in Japan, but I digress... The SEGA Dreamcast Sports Edition is a nice variation as it is in all black, just like every other SEGA system ever made. So you can color coordinate your SEGA collection! Other than the color, which was also applied to the controller, there are no differences from the original ‘white’ version.