From WE Computers Museum
Designer Sega
Manufacturer Sega
Tec Toy (Brazil)
CPU 200 MHz Hitachi SH-4 32-bit RISC
Graphics 100 MHz PowerVR2
Memory 16 MB RAM
8 MB Video RAM
Audio CD
Released JP: November 27, 1998
NA: September 9, 1999
EU: October 14, 1999
AU: November 30, 1999
Added to Museum September 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.


On June 23, 1997, Sega's Chief Operating Officer announced "the Saturn is not our future", publicly revealing for the first time that the company was 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 stores.


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.


Sega announced that it was discontinuing the console on January 23, 2001. Production of new games continued in North America until February 14, 2002, in Europe and Oceania until April 26, 2002, and in Japan until March 8, 2007.


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

Dreamcast hardware owned by WEC Museum

Title Manufacturer Release Notes
Dreamcast Sega 1998 WEC Museum owns two North American Dreamcast units.
Dreamcast Keyboard Sega 1988 WEC Museum owns a pink Sakura Wars Online Dreamcast Keyboard.
Sega Dreamcast Controller Sega 1998 WEC Museum owns three Sega Dreamcast Controllers.
Visual Memory Unit Sega 1998 WEC Museum owns a blue VMU.

Dreamcast games owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Notes
4x4 Jam Invictus Games 2017
Alice Dreams Tournament Alice Team 2017
Alice's Mom's Rescue OrionSoft 2015
Another World HD Eric Chahi 2018
Bang² Busters Visco 2018
Battle Crust Picorinne Soft 2018
Breakers Visco 2017
Coaster Works Bottom Up
Cool Herders HarmlessLion 2005
Dreamcastnoid SegaSaturno 2017
Dux Hucast 2009
Elansar & Philia OrionSoft 2015
Escape 2042: The Truth Defenders OrionSoft 2017
The Escapee Invictus Games 2018
Fast Striker NG:Dev Team 2010
Feet of Fury Cryptic Allusion 2003
Flashback Delphine Software 2017
Flashback: Fade to Black Delphine Software 2018
Floigan Bros. Visual Concepts 2001
Former Managing Director Yukawa's Treasure Hunt Sega 1999
Fruit'Y: Playing With Edibles Retroguru 2015
Ganryu Visco 2017
Ghost Blade Hucast 2015
Gunlord NG:Dev Team 2012
Hermes Retroguru 2017
Inhabitants S+F Software 2005
Irides: Master of Blocks mad peet 2009
Last Hope NG:Dev Team 2007
Leona's Tricky Adventures KTX Software 2016
Maqiupai JMD 2005
Neo XYX NG:Dev Team 2014
Orion Puzzle Collection OrionSoft 2016
Pier Solar and the Great Architects Watermelon 2015
Rush Rush Rally Racing Senile Team 2009
Sakura Wars Online
Long Days of Imperial Tokyo
Elegant Days of Paris
Overworks 2001
Shenmue Sega AM2 1999
Shenmue II Sega AM2 2001
Sturmwind Duranik 2013
What's Shenmue? Sega AM2 1999
Wind & Water: Puzzle Battles Yuan Works 2008
Zia and the Goddesses of Magic OrionSoft 2016

Dreamcast applications owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Notes
Action Replay CDX
GameShark CDX
2000 Cheating device
bleemcast! for Gran Turismo 2
for Metal Gear Solid
for Tekken 3
bleem! 2001 PlayStation emulator

MIL-CD albums owned by WEC Museum

Title Developer Released Notes
09 Chairs Snappers 1999 MIL-CD album
Heartbreak Diary dps 1999 MIL-CD album