9/9/99 – Sega Dreamcast hit the North American market with much fanfare. It was truly a next gen console that obliterated the competition. Playstation and Nintendo 64 were aged considerably compared to the Dreamcast. The system had a built in modem for online capabilities, an available keyboard and web browser. Futureproof they said. The framerate on the games was very smooth and the new controller, although bulky, allowed for a new memory card known as the Virtual Memory Unit (VMU for short). The VMU allowed you to take a mini game with you so that you could play on the go. The Dreamcast also had 4 controller ports for local multiplayer. It was ahead of its time and did everything right. But its demise was planned well in advance by Sony who announced that the bigger, faster, DVD playing Playstation 2 would be releasing November of 2000.

A simple iconic design

A simple iconic design

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