You can still enjoy the most fun in
gaming Sega's Dreamcast
of America's highly-acclaimed Internet-ready videogame console system, Sega
Dreamcast has been discontinued as of April 1st, but consoles & games are still
Dreamcast, features an advanced 128-bit architecture that was designed to
evolve and grow with advances in technology and the changing needs of the
consumer market. The Sega Dreamcast is built atop a 200MHz Hitachi SH-4 CPU
and the NEC PowerVR 2DC 3D graphics chip, the most powerful 3D technology ever
developed for a console system. the Hitachi SH-4 gives the Sega Dreamcast 15
times the power of a Sony PlayStation, 10 the power of a Nintendo 64 and four
times the graphics processing power of the fastest Pentium II processor.
Dreamcast was also the first console to enter the market with Internet
capabilities. Its built-in 56k modem ensures full Internet functionality,
including chat, e-mail and browsing through the sega Dreamcast Network, an
online gaming portal accessible only through Sega Dreamcast. Sega introduced full online gaming for the system in early 2000. AT&T is a
strategic partner and AT&T WorldNet Service is the preferred Internet
service provider for Sega Dreamcast.
addition to being the most powerful console in videogame history and the first
to offer online features at launch, the Sega Dreamcast was the first to utilize
hand-held gaming through its Visual Memory Unit (VMU), which allows players to
swap games with friends in the home, arcade or head-to-head using two VMU's. A
Sega Dreamcast exclusive, the credit card-sized VMU houses a built-in LCD
screen that plugs into the control pad for use with Dreamcast games as a
memory device or game-enhancing peripheral. The VMU can also be removed from
the control pad for portable game play and for swapping game information with
other Sega Dreamcast or VMU users. The unit features an 8-bit CPU and a
monochrome LCD display. The VMU adds a whole new level of strategy to game
play on Sega Dreamcast with two-screen gaming using a TV and the VMU.
can use the LCD to set up plays in sports games or plan secret attacks in
RPG's without their opponent's knowledge. Players can even download special
characters and game enhancing add-on from the Dreamcast Network to the VMU, or
trade game information by connecting two VMU cards. The VMU is also a portable
game device, complete with a directional pad, control buttons and a LCD game screen. by Jarod Carey
With stunning 3D graphics, 128-bit processing, and sophisticated 3D audio
capabilities, Dreamcast delivers the most immersive and compelling gaming
experience available. This ultimate game machine hooks you up to the world via
a built-in 56K modem. Surf the web and battle it out in an online showdown.
The Dreamcast hardware box includes Dreamcast
console, 56K modem, one standard Dreamcast Controller, stereo A/V cable, power
cable, ten-meter phone cable, Internet browser CD-ROM, game sampler CD-ROM,
and instruction manual.