The Dreamcast Turns Twenty Years Old Today In Japan

The Dreamcast Turns Twenty Years Old Today In Japan

The Sega Dreamcast went on sale on November 27, 1998. Twenty years ago! Can you believe it?

The console launched nearly a year later in the United States on September 9, 1999.

While the console was discontinued on March 31, 2001, the Dreamcast was first home to numerous classics, including Shenmue, Sonic Adventure, Rez, Space Channel 5, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Phantasy Star Online, among many, many others.

Folks have been sharing Dreamcast memories under the hashtag #ドリキャス20周年 (or “Dorikyasu 20 shuunen” or “Dreamcast 20th anniversary”).


  • Happy birthday and rip Dreamcast. Thanks for the memories and good times. Between Shenmue, mvsc2, cvsnk 1 & 2, sf3, sonic adventure, jsr, powerstone and rival schools to name a few of my favourites you were also my first foray into emulation on a console. Good times. #remembertheswirl

  • And once again I’m made to feel old. I never owned the Dreamcast, but I did hire it from the local video store and it was a beast of a machine for the time.

    • It was ahead of its time for a little while there. I still remember playing phantasy star online and thinking wow this is where consoles are heading. Paved the way for Xbox live and the like.

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