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==Development==
 
==Development==
 
On June 23, 1997, Sega's Chief Operating Officer announced "the [[Sega Saturn|Saturn]] is not our future", publicly revealing for the first time that
 
On June 23, 1997, Sega's Chief Operating Officer announced "the [[Sega Saturn|Saturn]] is not our future", publicly revealing for the first time that
they were working on a successor. This console would use a [[Hitachi]] [[SH-4]] for its [[central processing unit|CPU]] and an [[ARM]] processor for sound. The code name for the console was Katana, but it was given the name Dreamcast by the time it hit retail.
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they were working on a successor. This console would use a 200 MHz [[Hitachi]] [[SH-4]] for its [[central processing unit|CPU]] and a 67 MHz [[ARM]] processor for sound. The code name for the console was Katana, but it was given the name Dreamcast by the time it hit retail.
  
 
==Media==
 
==Media==

Latest revision as of 18:38, 22 May 2020

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Dreamcast
DesignerSega
ManufacturerSega
CPU200 MHz Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC
Graphics100 MHz PowerVR2
RAM16 MB RAM
8 MB Video RAM
MediaGD-ROM, MIL-CD
Audio CD
ReleaseJP: November 27, 1998
NA: September 9, 1999
EU: October 14, 1999
AU: November 30, 1999
Added to museumSeptember 9, 1999

Dreamcast was the fifth, and final, home console by Sega. It was released in Japan on November 27, 1998, in North America on September 9, 1999, in Europe on October 14, 1999, and in Oceania on November 30, 1999.

Development

On June 23, 1997, Sega's Chief Operating Officer announced "the Saturn is not our future", publicly revealing for the first time that they were working on a successor. This console would use a 200 MHz Hitachi SH-4 for its CPU and a 67 MHz ARM processor for sound. The code name for the console was Katana, but it was given the name Dreamcast by the time it hit retail.

Media

The gigabyte disc format was developed for this console, both as a larger storage medium and to deter piracy. However, pirate games were released that played on the console less than a year after the release of the console outside Japan.

The Music Interactive Live-CD was a digital optical storage format using standard compact disc media.

The purpose of the MIL-CD format was to allow music companies to release music CDs with multimedia functions that could be played on a Dreamcast.

Discontinuation

Sega announced that it was discontinuing the console on January 23, 2001. Production of new games continued in North America until spring 2002, in Europe and Oceania until winter 2002, and in Japan until 2007.

Legacy

The Dreamcast continues to have an active commercial life among independent game developers.

Dreamcast games

Name Developer Publisher Released Region Added to Museum
4x4 Jam Invictus Games JoshProd September 30, 2017 Region-free September 30, 2017
Alice Dreams Tournament Alice Team Alice Team February 18, 2017 Region-free March 12, 2017
Alice's Mom's Rescue Orion Orion
JoshProd
Febraury 12, 2015
May 18, 2017
Region-free May 18, 2017 (JoshProd)
Another World HD Eric Chahi JoshProd July 13, 2018 Region-free July 13, 2018
Bang² Busters Visco JoshProd July 13, 2018 Region-free July 13, 2018
Battle Crust Picorinne Soft JoshProd July 13, 2018 Region-free July 13, 2018
Breakers Visco JoshProd May 18, 2017 Region-free May 18, 2017
Coaster Works Bottom Up
Bimboosoft
Xicat Interactive December 10, 2000 JP/NA/EU NA: April 20, 2020
Cool Herders HarmlessLion GOAT Store Publishing December 15, 2005 Region-free August 6, 2012
Dreamcastnoid SegaSaturno Matra, PLAY Games and Cards October 6, 2017 Region-free April 19, 2018
Dux Hucast redspotgames (original)
Hucast (1.1/1.5)
JoshProd (1.5)
June 17, 2009
March 11, 2014
May 18, 2017
Region-free May 18, 2017 (1.5: JoshProd)
Elansar & Philia Orion Orion August 10, 2015 Region-free November 25, 2015
Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders Orion Orion April 17, 2017 Region-free May 23, 2018
The Escapee Invictus Games JoshProd July 13, 2018 Region-free July 13, 2018
Fast Striker NG:Dev Team redspotgames
NG:Dev Team
December 21, 2010
April 15, 2016
Region-free January 4, 2018
Feet of Fury Cryptic Allusion GOAT Store Publishing July 7, 2003 Region-free August 6, 2012
Flashback Delphine Software JoshProd September 30, 2017 Region-free September 30, 2017
Flashback: Fade to Black Delphine Software JoshProd July 13, 2018 Region-free July 13, 2018
Floigan Bros. Visual Concepts Sega July 30, 2001
November 23, 2001
NA/EU/AU NA: November 8, 2018
Former Managing Director Yukawa's Treasure Hunt Sega Sega March 20, 1999 JP August 16, 2018
Fruit'Y: Playing With Edibles Retroguru DragonBox October 2, 2015 Region-free October 10, 2018
Ganryu Visco JoshProd September 30, 2017 Region-free September 30, 2017
Ghost Blade Hucast Hucast
JoshProd
September 27, 2015
May 18, 2017
Region-free May 18, 2017 (JoshProd)
Gunlord NG:Dev Team redspotgames
NG:Dev Team
June 21, 2012
April 15, 2016
Region-free January 4, 2018
Hermes Retroguru DragonBox April 14, 2017 Region-free January 25, 2018
Inhabitants S+F Software GOAT Store Publishing January 19, 2005 Region-free August 6, 2012
Irides: Master of Blocks mad peet GOAT Store Publishing December 12, 2009 Region-free August 6, 2012
Last Hope NG:Dev Team redspotgames
NG:Dev Team
January 31, 2007 Region-free January 4, 2018 (Pink Bullets: NG:Dev Team)
Leona's Tricky Adventures KTX Software KTX Software January 18, 2016 Region-free June 27, 2017
Maqiupai JMD GOAT Store Publishing January 19, 2005 Region-free August 6, 2012
Neo XYX NG:Dev Team NG:Dev Team February 17, 2014 Region-free January 4, 2018
Orion Puzzle Collection Orion Orion June 27, 2016 Region-free January 14, 2017
Pier Solar and the Great Architects Watermelon Watermelon October 26, 2015 Region-free November 10, 2018
Rush Rush Rally Racing Senile Team redspotgames (original)
redspotgames (deluxe)
Senile Team (reloaded)
JoshProd (reloaded)
October 30, 2009 (regular)
December 22, 2009 (deluxe)
February 24, 2017
May 18, 2017
Region-free May 18, 2017 (Reloaded: JoshProd)
Sakura Taisen Online
Long Days of Tokyo
Elegant Days of Paris
Sega Sega December 20, 2001 (Tokyo regular)
December 20, 2001 (Tokyo limited)
December 20, 2001 (Paris regular)
December 20, 2001 (Paris limited)
JP August 16, 2018 (Paris regular)
Shenmue Sega AM2 Sega December 29, 1999
November 8, 2000
December 1, 2000
JP/NA/EU/AU NA: November 8, 2018
Shenmue II Sega AM2 Sega September 6, 2001
November 23, 2001
JP/EU/AU EU: November 8, 2018
Sturmwind Duranik redspotgames
DragonBox
JoshProd
April 24, 2013
December 22, 2016
September 30, 2017
Region-free January 14, 2017 (DragonBox)
What's Shenmue? Sega AM2 Sega August 5, 1999 JP November 10, 2018
Wind & Water: Puzzle Battles Yuan Works redspotgames
DragonBox
November 1, 2008
June 2, 2016
Region-free January 14, 2017 (DragonBox)
Zia and the Goddesses of Magic Orion Orion September 1, 2016 Region-free January 14, 2017

Dreamcast applications

Name Developer Publisher Released Region Added to Museum Notes
09 Chairs Snappers SENHA & Co. June 24, 1999 JP August 20, 2017 MIL-CD album
Action Replay CDX
GameShark CDX
Datel
Interact
Datel
Interact
June 2, 2000 Region-free August 20, 2017 (GameShark CDX) Cheating device
bleemcast! for Gran Turismo 2
for Metal Gear Solid
for Tekken 3
bleem! bleem! May 1, 2001
October 30, 2001
October 31, 2001
Region-free May 1, 2001
October 30, 2001
October 31, 2001
PlayStation emulator