Sega Dreamcast Logo – Dreamcast is the seventh and final video game console produced by Sega, was developed in cooperation with Hitachi and Microsoft. The Dreamcast is the successor to the Sega Saturn and was launched to gain ground on the Playstation from Sony and Nintendo 64 for Nintendo, and compete with the successors to these systems. It belongs to the sixth generation of consoles. Stopped production in March 2001 following the decision of Sega of dedicated exclusively to video game programming.
Its main features are its GD-ROM optical drive and processor Hitachi. The system was the first to provide a modem to play online. This set of games was intended to recapture the market lost to PlayStation from Sony and thus win back lost reputation with Sega Saturn. Was fitted to the console of an optical drive that handles special optical disc format called GD-ROM and finally the design was targeted for online gaming as Xbox (console later). The console was well received in its first day opening but Sega’s booming recalls because the company was suffering from internal problems and economic.
In 1997, Sega Saturn was struggling in major markets like North America, Japan and Europe but with little success, so the president of Sega America, Bernie Stolar, announced the first rumors of a successor to Sega Saturn would eventually become the Dreamcast. In 1997, at E3, Bernie Stolar made public his opinion that “The Saturn is not our future” (Saturn is not our future), referring to the console and has no future.