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1998 - 6th generation system
The Sega Dreamcast was a home video game console developed and manufactured by Sega. It was released in Japan in 1998, followed by North America and Europe in 1999. It was the last console developed by Sega and it was the first console to include a built-in modem for online play. The Dreamcast featured a Hitachi SH-4 CPU, and it came with 16MB of memory. The Dreamcast featured a built-in modem for online play, a VMU memory card for save games, and a controller with a built-in microphone. The Dreamcast had a resolution of 640x480 pixels and it was capable of displaying 3D graphics. The Dreamcast had a relatively large library of games available, it had a mix of original games and ports of popular arcade games like Sonic Adventure and Soul Calibur. The Dreamcast was also compatible with a number of other accessories, such as a keyboard, a mouse and a VMU memory card. The Dreamcast was not a commercial success, despite its advanced hardware and innovative features. It faced intense competition from the Sony PlayStation 2 and the Nintendo GameCube, which were released shortly after the Dreamcast. Sega discontinued the Dreamcast in 2001 and it ultimately marked the end of Sega's time as a console developer. Despite its commercial failure, the Dreamcast had a dedicated fanbase and it is still remembered for its innovative features, such as online gaming and its strong library of games. Today, the Dreamcast is considered a cult classic and it is still enjoyed by a dedicated group of fans. The Sega Dreamcast had a relatively large library of games available, it had a mix of original games and ports of popular arcade games. Some popular games for the Dreamcast include: Sonic Adventure: A 3D platform game featuring the famous Sega character, Sonic. It was one of the most popular games on the Dreamcast and it sold over 2 million copies worldwide. SoulCalibur: A fighting game developed by Namco, it was a major success on the Dreamcast and it sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Crazy Taxi: An open-world racing game developed by Hitmaker, it was one of the most popular games on the Dreamcast and it sold over 1.5 million copies worldwide. Phantasy Star Online: An online role-playing game developed by Sonic Team, it was one of the first online RPG for consoles and it sold over 1 million copies worldwide. Jet Set Radio: A action-adventure game developed by Smilebit, it was one of the most popular games on the Dreamcast and it sold over 1 million copies worldwide. These are just a few examples of the many games that were available for the Dreamcast, it also had a wide range of genres such as sports games, fighting games, and many others. The Dreamcast had a strong library of games, but it was not enough to save the console from its commercial failure. Despite the discontinuation of the Dreamcast, many of its games have been re-released and can still be played today.