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What Killed The SEGA Dreamcast?

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The Dreamcast was both a failure and a massively underrated machine. Let's take a look at what happened with Sega's biggest console. Subscribe for more: http://youtube.com/gameranxtv
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gameranx (1 year ago)
We kinda love the Dreamcast.
MeAren ! (1 month ago)
gameranx I kinda really love that mothafucka!!!
alien Hank (2 months ago)
how come nobody mentions the bleemcast?
Gauge Stutsman (2 months ago)
gameranx I
gameranx, *I'm with you.*
Abbimation (2 months ago)
I remember playing Dreamcast and N64 on my family’s computer at the time. I remember playing my first Sonic games I ever play. It brings me nostalgic memories of Dreamcast as long as I remember, watching the videos of Sonic reminds me having good times of chao Garden and I wanted to go back.
definitelyji (10 hours ago)
what is that 7:09
Kevin Kwok (20 hours ago)
Dreamcast, kiss my Dream *Ass!*
ARS (1 day ago)
The PS2 Holocaust
lionharp (1 day ago)
i love dreamcast i hope they revive it and goes for dreamcast 2
KabutoRyu (3 days ago)
Karma for trolling nintendo
christianlorre (3 days ago)
It didn't help they spent all the money on internet gaming services. That costs a lot to operate, and by a 56k modem? Bad idea.
Mod Box (4 days ago)
It died due to console developers not having a strong enough CD protection built in later on they realized it was to easy to copy burn without a chip
Mod Box (4 days ago)
At this point they could have fixed a year later but the first batch sold the most which gave all them users free games on cd-rs
Jeremy Jones (4 days ago)
I love the dream cast that started the NBA 2k
Justin DeSouza-Smith (4 days ago)
What made Jobs roll over in his grave was that we all went brain daed in the living room watching while no one thought of "PlayStation Dreamcast"!!!... PlayStation hardware compatible for hardcore Dreamcast games.....
Cabin Boi 24 (4 days ago)
DreamCast is not a sixth generation console. They made games that were on the frickin' PlayStation *1* and did not have PS2 and XBox games. I am glad that I have PlayStation and PlayStation 2 instead. Sega is honestly my least favorite of the four main types of game companies/consoles. PlayStation is my most favorite.
Kareem abuxapqui (6 days ago)
Just give us a single. Fucking. Word. You don’t need to take a fucking hour to tell us who
Cohunnamatta (6 days ago)
I remember growing up playing Sega. I remover seeing the dream cast at a target and I thought it would be popular. But thats the only time I saw one. Bet they all went in the dumpster.
kh123 sqsft (6 days ago)
What if in an alternate timeline, GameFreak developers such as Tajiri Satoshi, Sugimori Ken, and Masuda Junichi had worked at Sega since 1983 instead of forming their own company, "GameFreak" in 1989? If the Sega GameGear had a worldwide release date on Oct. 6, 1990 with "Pokemon: Red & Green Versions" as its launched titles? If the GameGear was a bit smaller, alot cheaper, had a wider screen, a Select Button, and a better battery life that only uses 2 double-A batteries that last for over 48 hours? If Pokemon: Red & Green had many features: 16-Bit full-colored graphics, fully-detailed animated battle sprites(both front and back), a female player character, a female rival character, a better PC Box System(like from Gen 3 onwards), held items, organized backpack(like from Gen 2 onwards), running without needing Running Shoes, jumping by pressing A button, and climbing ledges by pressing B if you've approached them? If there were 4 Starter Pokemon instead of just 3? With the 4th Starter being Electric Type that's neutral against Rock and Ground Types? If there were 4 Trainers of Pallet Town; male and female player characters and male and female rival characters? With your opposite gender counterpart being your childhood friend and if you can choose weither the male or female rival is your rival? If you, the Player, became Champion first and the very first Champion of both Kanto and the entire Pokemon World? That is if neither of your rivals or childhood friend had ever became Champion before. If there were genders, gender-differences, gender-split evolutions, breeding, Eggs, and baby forms? If there were 256 Pokemon in Red & Green Versions? If there were alot more Bug, Ghost, and Dragon Type Pokemon and stronger Moves? If Flying Types were split into Bird and Wind Types? If many species and Moves of Steel, Dark, Fairy, and Light(if it existed)Types were introduced in Gen 1? If there were many good Fossil Pokemon and many good, overpowered Legendaries that are Bug, Psychic, Ghost, Light, Dark, Dragon and Fairy Types? If Mew was obtainable normally in-game as the 255th Pokemon while Mewtwo was the 256th? If you can battle Prof. Oak after completing the Pokedex and if you showed it to him? What would've happened? How would all of that have changed history of the Pokemon franchise(later games, many different Manga, and the Anime), videogame industry, Sega, Nintendo, and the entire real world?
Globial YT (6 days ago)
Its all what nintendon't
Matthew Collins (7 days ago)
Please tell me what game that is @7:09
Mr AO31 (8 days ago)
Sega were too advanced for their time
matt hudson (12 days ago)
There was a Dreamcast 2. It was called the XBox lol
Kaylied Gamer (12 days ago)
Sony ps1 fanbois killed the DC - the DC is way more powerful than PS1 and in many ways better than the PS2 - yet Sony inspired so much pre launch PS2 media hype - purely created to detract from the DC - those PS2 tech specs were just so BS - and along with ease of piracy of PS1, this shortsighted Sony bias killed all chances of DC becoming the success it deserved... imo.
deus ex (13 days ago)
I miss ready 2 rumble. That was a fun game. I learned how to play the German like guy and could destroy everyone. He was the hardest one to figure out and train but when you did, watch out!
lito dat (14 days ago)
How come your Dreamcast has the blue swirl mines orange
Data Grab (15 days ago)
*After playstation, everything else before that became crap. It made it so that SNES was the last behemoth of Nintendo, not even N64, Wii and Switch were able to surpass it in terms of sales. After Sega released the dreamcast, many people were still playing PS1, even buying the smaller version of the console. PS2 then came and completely dominated the console market. Sega was just overshadowed by Sony.*
kh123 sqsft (6 days ago)
What if GameFreak developers including Tajiri Satoshi, Sugimori Ken, and Masuda Junichi had worked at Sega of Japan in Tokyo since 1983 and if the first Pokemon games, "Red & Green Versions" first came out as launch titles for the Sega GameGear on October 6, 1990 in Japan and on April 1991 in North America?
Data Grab (6 days ago)
*kh123 sqsft it could be a number of multiple alternate things. Sega or nintendo would dominate the console industry, or not. Attari would probably return, xbox probably would never had existed, heck nokia and apple would probably enter. Again, it could be any number of alternate realities*
kh123 sqsft (6 days ago)
Data Grab, what if the Sega CD and 32X had never existed? Also, if Nintendo had never teamed up with Sony to make both the soundchip and the CD add-on device for the Super NES? And if Sony had never entered the videogame industry so that the original PlayStation had never existed? What would've happened? How would things be different? And how it would've changed history of the videogame industry?
Z1ng1s (17 days ago)
Nintendo will be next victim... Never been interested about Nintendo Switch. DS sucks today too... 2DS... pffffhahahahaaa. ;( :P
Mat Ki (18 days ago)
I think final fantasy killed it. I mean who is so crazy releasing DC the same time with FF9?
Panda gamer (19 days ago)
*see's thumbail* itself
wayne chapman (19 days ago)
And also ea did not support it at all! And when ps2 launched it had madden. 2k series was good but madden and ea sports rules them all! I read something about ea wanted a certain type of processor and sega went another way and pissed ea off.
Subtractive Email (19 days ago)
FUNDAMENTALLY
Todd Winthrop (19 days ago)
I would love a Dreamcast 2
NoodleHead Productions (20 days ago)
You should do a video about the activator
Cloud Strife (22 days ago)
The PlayStation 2 killed the dreamcast
davidbrennan5 (22 days ago)
People bought Sega CD and they got burned, then they bought 32x and they got burned, They rushed the Saturn release and pissed off all the retailers and the game developers, The Dreamcast was pretty cool but now all third party support had gone to Sony and the fact you could copy Dreamcast games Hurt Sega bad in software sales. Sony was smart to include the DVD drive, a hell of a lot of casual gamers bought a PS2 just to watch DVD's.
Gamer girl (23 days ago)
Honestly... I still have my genesis and Dreamcast... I still really enjoy the games on them. I agree that Sega may have taken a few wrong turns, but that's just life
bobbyw223 (23 days ago)
One of my favorite systems
WienerSnitchel (24 days ago)
Anyone know the game at 2:14?
Gordon Macy (25 days ago)
The PS2 killed the Dreamcast. Hello?
Baba Da Shoemakuh (25 days ago)
I remember!! Where were you the day the Dreamcast died? I still have my Dreamcast... in the basement... covered in dust. And my copy of Shenmue, lamest game ever made that had so much hype. Wont get rid of it.
Don Quijote (26 days ago)
Also, just like with the Saturn, the console came out too early. I mean people were still buying PS1 and N64, the price was dropping for those consoles, so it felt like a better choice. The timing for the PS2 was perfect, on 2000 people had already played enough of the old generation and were ready to spend money on a new one.
I want a Dreamcast 2 that would be kick ass
Just Some Guy Ok (27 days ago)
The Playstation 2. Next.
TheMarioPlushChannel (1 month ago)
Short answer: Sea.Man
Darquake [Darris] (1 month ago)
I love my dreamcast lol
Yoshi (1 month ago)
R.I.P Dreamcast & SEGA hardware co.
Terrance Love (1 month ago)
What’s a Dreamcast??
Demonic-Deadbeat (1 month ago)
I liked the dreamcast certain titles were really fun to play.
Anthony Davis (1 month ago)
Dreamcast seemed pretty cool back then. Most of the good stuff has already been ported over. With Shenmue 1/2 completing it.
Masked Master (1 month ago)
Loved the Dreamcast when I was a kid.
Synecdoche Films (1 month ago)
The Dreamcast was a great system. Some could say it was when Sega finally got it right. But, unfortunately, there were two things that sealed its fate. 1) The failure of the Sega Saturn. Most known developers weren’t willing to take a chance on a 3D console that couldn’t handle 3D very well. 2) The PlayStation 2, and its amazing graphical and entertainment prowess in the living room. And to a lesser extent, the launch of the GameCube and the original Xbox.
SmashKd (1 month ago)
They're making a mega drive mini
bk cw (1 month ago)
Luckily Nintendo beat sega
bk cw (1 month ago)
But thankfully the game cube beat it 😅😅😅 yeah!!!
Alex Gray (1 month ago)
Three words: Mortal Kombat Gold
Poor dream cast
Ronald Clayton (1 month ago)
Sega cd,32xand Saturn and I owned all these failures is why the Dreamcast failed.It should have been the next system after genesis and never released any of the other crap except maybe the Saturn and they might still be in the console business.
Ganja House Tv (1 month ago)
The region locked consoles killed off the Dreamcast. Too many Japanese exclusives for the Japanese region Dreamcast
nicholas dean (1 month ago)
Sega killed it.... done easy
Darknights23 (1 month ago)
Sega FOr ever
Victinion (1 month ago)
THE REAL REASON When the PS2 launched in 2000, people LOVED IT. In some places, it was sold out, and you’d have to go on eBay to get one for $1,000 at most. While the Dreamcast did have a moment of success in 1999 and early 2000, the PS2 was one of the reasons the Dreamcast died. The PS2 had higher quality games, a great game library, could play CD and DVDs, and many others. After the Dreamcast was discontinued in 2001, the PS2’s only rivals were the new Xbox and Nintendo’s Gamecube. 13 years later, the PS2 was discontinued. Despite the Dreamcast’s 2 year run, the console remains in the hearts of gamers.
Brandon Moir (1 month ago)
SEGA does what Nintendon't......... Yeah, they failed miserably and Nintendo didn't Tis' a shame........
Rhubarber (1 month ago)
Minecraft killed the Dreamcast
jondo22 (1 month ago)
In my opinion dreamcast failed because everyone was waiting to see what would be the PS2 after the massive success of the PSone. The aggressive marketing from Sony burried Sega even though games were better looking on dreamcast than Playstation2 at launch.
Devo Gamer (1 month ago)
I think now would be a perfect time for them to come back, the 3D braise is over and sega is known for amazing 2d games. So it would be a great time
Ed Gabbard (1 month ago)
Genisis is amazing
Hans (1 month ago)
Bad decisions
EthanReallyRocks (1 month ago)
What killed the sega saturn
Robert Montoya (1 month ago)
No games
SMIZZLE BEATZ (1 month ago)
I had a Dreamcast and loved it!! So mad when it was like “why is no one making games for this anymore?!”. So sad. R.I.P. ⚰️ Dreamcast...R.I.P...
Elgoog (1 month ago)
The Dreamcast wasn't a failure. SEGA management was. The Dreamcast sold well, even after the PS2 launch. But the new SEGA owners decided they didn't want SEGA making consoles anymore, which lead to intern fighting at Sega of Japan (the studio heads walking out of the meeting e.g.), and ultimately they let Moore of Sega of America make the decision who also was against having a console and axed it in January 2001. What a fucking dumbass.
Philip Howell (1 month ago)
The ps2 killed it
The NeckTye (1 month ago)
PS2, it was the PS2
its ace (1 month ago)
Nba 2k is what made me love the dreamcast
Rusty Nickels (1 month ago)
Smegma Dreamcast
Game Jack (1 month ago)
I was born on the 9.9.99 xD
john lacey (1 month ago)
Powerstone 👌
komujimaru (1 month ago)
I WOULD BUY A DREAMCAST 2 IN A FLASH
Nick T (1 month ago)
Sony PlayStation Killed them
STFU &RIDE (1 month ago)
2018 and I am running dreamcast modulator on my windows 10 pc.. with all these great games.. its so tricky and time consuming to make dreamcast games work on pc.. but after some serious google searches it's well worth it in the end :)
Coelhinho Fufu (1 month ago)
People were not prepared for this awesome console. People Were beginning to be stupid.
Jerzee Judah (1 month ago)
*Playstation* (The end)
Bret Brennan (2 months ago)
I still wish SEGA could schedule the release date for the Dreamcast 2 first SEGA system endorsed and licensed by SEGA since 2001 in approximately 18-19 years
Andy Fennell (2 months ago)
1. Poor sales of official games due to piracy being rampant. 2. No DVD functionality. 3. The PS2 was super hyped. Just like the Bionic album by Christina where Britney's Femme Fatale album was super hyped so Bionic flopped.
Aurα вírdч (2 months ago)
Just say it was the PS2 dumbass
alien Hank (2 months ago)
nobody ever mentions the bleemcast controversy
Philly Eagle (2 months ago)
I loved the dreamcast. This hurry up and release a bunch of crap quickly sounds like current day EA.
Joey Scott (2 months ago)
I wished Sega was still in the console market and not some shitty ass Sonic game for the Wii U. Gaming would be so much different with Sega competing against Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft.
Matthew Cochran (2 months ago)
The Sega Dreamcast was actually a prototype for the first Xbox concel
josh (2 months ago)
Piracy.
ktbeatty (2 months ago)
Dreamcast is my all time favorite game system. That first year, with that lineup, was unlike any other I can recall in console gaming. The PS2 eventually became so dominant, the Dreamcast couldn't get any air, the XBox dropped, and Nintendo was still Ninendo, but there was something special about the Dreamcast. Now excuse me while I go downstairs, get out my maracas, and fire up my Dreamcast (yes, still have it, still works) and play a little Samba de Amigo.
Harold Joseph Deang (2 months ago)
Nintendo was more popular in my country than SEGA does. When Sony Playstation 1 came in, the PS1 toppled over the Nintendo consoles and thus making SEGA consoles the least sold console. I only enjoyed playing a SEGA console when I was invited over to my neighbor's house. He was the only one who had a SEGA console in our neighborhood. I still couldn't forget playing Sonic though with the catchy SEGA startup sound appearing before a Sonic game. I played SEGA games in an arcade emulator and never came in my mind to buy a SEGA console just to have it for myself. When I was looking for a PS1 CD, I found some CDs for SEGA Dreamcast but can't afford to buy them since I don't have a Dreamcast myself. I just found out later in the PS2 era where DVDs were used, Dreamcast had already been gone. Emulators are already out in the internet but nothing beats the real thing except for the savestates that emulators have. I still wanted to have a Dreamcast though to try out the SEGA games I missed to play since then.
Smarchitect Mann (2 months ago)
Sega should re-release the DC with upgraded hardware and 1080p upgraded games.
Austin (2 months ago)
TIME killed dreamcast..
Jesse Giansante (2 months ago)
Sega dreamcast2
liquid klone (2 months ago)
As a child of the 80s, my thought of Sega was nothing, actually. I wanted to play batman, ninja turtles, mario, double dragon, and metroid.
Daxternator 2117 (2 months ago)
Things that would've made Sega Dreamcast stay for much longer (Xbox and Gamecube discontinue date/ maybe even PS2); 1. Backwards compatibility with Sega Saturn and Sega CD games. 2. More support into the console 3. Put work into the Sega Saturn 4. Make good games for Sega 32X 5. Cartridge slot for Genesis and 32X games I understand why Dreamcast wasn't compatible with DVD's because back in 1998 (1999 for America/ Europe/ Australia) there were no such thing as DVD's yet so they wouldn't have been able to make it compatible with them unless they released a slim model which could. If Sega had done the things mentioned above, Sega Dreamcast would've stayed for much longer (and with that Sonic Heroes would've been for Dreamcast instead of being for multi-platform)
TheJoejoez (2 months ago)
Good points on arcade style games dying out. thing is I like those style games and got dc on release that gen. Also got xbox, mostly for halo and soul calibur 2...It was probably last gen of games I cared for. I am going back and playing lots of sega stuff I never got to before bc I was team Nintendo most of 80s and 90s. Sega was an awesome publisher. Longer drawn out games def are the norm now but I don’t have time for those type games. I need pick up and play. Power stone 2, crazy taxi, jet grind radio, house of the dead. Marvel vs Capcom 2, metropolis street racer, all the 2k games, soul calibur, all the street fight fighters, Capcom Snk were all great. Sega understood how to make fun games, like Nintendo, and not market to kids. A lot of the fun has been sucked out of gaming for me, but I’m not into 50+ hour story driven movie games. For 2 years there sega was killing it.
Travis Shaw (2 months ago)
The ps2 killed it and Sega should've waited until 2000 2001 to release it. Plus no DVD support or do what Microsoft did with HD DVD
Jim Andrews (2 months ago)
It sucked?
Slađan Benak (2 months ago)
Maybe because PSX and PS2 had best library of games, like ever?
Nolil Quezonalles (2 months ago)
SEGA was helped on Nintendo Switch making such as Poyo Poyo Tetris, Sonic Force, Sonic Mania and so on.
The Bit Gamer 2 (2 months ago)
What killed the turbografx 16?
ThePetemarvel (2 months ago)
Nobody cares anymore .
Lee Da Boss (2 months ago)
It does make me really upset that Sega quit making systems. I grew up with a Genesis and a Dreamcast I've always loved Sega and I really hope they someday make a system again

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