Sega drops Dreamcast price again

As expected, the price of the Dreamcast console drops to $49.95.

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Sega of America has announced that it has lowered the suggest retail price of its Dreamcast console from $79.95 to $49.95. For the price of a game on competing consoles, consumers can own the Dreamcast and have access to a library of more than 200 games, which include popular titles such as Soul Calibur, Skies of Arcadia, Phantasy Star Online, and games in the Sega Sports lineup.

"At a $49.95 price point, Dreamcast is an even better value this holiday season with a sack full of great games to choose from," said Chris Gilbert, executive vice president of sales, marketing, and operations at Sega of America. "Sega's strength is games, and the lower price point makes it even easier for consumers to enjoy the Sega gaming experience."

"Video game consoles are sure to be a big seller at Toys "R" Us over the coming months," said Wayne Yodzio, vice president of Toys "R" Us. "For less than $50.00, Dreamcast is a great value this holiday season."

Sega hopes to sell its remaining inventory of Dreamcast consoles, which has now dwindled into the thousands, by the end of the year.

Discussion

14 comments
ChiefFreeman
ChiefFreeman

retroguy, x-2 is right. There is no Dreamcast title (Soul Caliber included) that coul touch any of the Xbox games he mentioned graphically. Not by a mile. Even if Sega had the cash to fund it an additional year or two it would've gotten stomped by Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft. Sega's F ups with the 32x, sega cd and Saturn doomed it.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

@ retroguy02 What Dreamcast games look as good as Riddick EFBB, Doom 3, Ninja Gaiden, Conker Live and Reloaded, Oddworld Strangers Wrath and Splinter Cell Chaos Theory? That's right, none! Look, the Dreamcast was a good console and I'm sure you really love it but there's no need to come out with such a blatant fanboy comment that most DC games looked as good as the best on Xbox. You must be dreaming LOL. If anything, the Dreamcasts biggest problem was that it wasn't powerful enough.

retroguy02
retroguy02

As they say, the entertainment industry is unfair and true talent sometimes goes down the drain. There isn't a better example than DC for that - a console too ahead of its time for its own good. I still think that most Dreamcast games look as good as the best Xbox and PS2 games, and it pioneered many elements in gaming we now take for granted.

fred_for_brains
fred_for_brains

NINTENDO 64!!! ah ha ha ha, no. I just like to P.O sega fans. It was a cool system, but then.... "BLAST PROCESSING!!!" "SEGA CD!!!!" "SEGA SATURN!!!!" "GAME GEAR!!!!!" You've got to pay for your mistakes EVENTUALLY.

akpc1
akpc1

I want a Dreamcast. Damn shoulda bought it when it was $20 at EB Games, I'm so retarded. Viva La Dreamcast!

Wolfpack5
Wolfpack5

Come back Dreamcast, please come back!!! Sega & Dreamcast rocked!!!

Dennis2845
Dennis2845

LOL ya bosoxfan is right we hardly new dreamcast LOL. I played it a few times and it was amazing at the time..

lanmanna
lanmanna

I wish I could have Dreamcast. :(

REVOLUTIONfreak
REVOLUTIONfreak

very sad they had to leave the market, other than Nintendo they were the best console company out there