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Why the Dreamcast failed, and ALL the things it did better than its competition

Why the Dreamcast failed, and ALL the things it did better than its competition

The Dreamcast was ahead of its time in many ways, and proved to be a powerful, easy to use system with a bunch of neat ideas behind it. This story kind of stretches what the Cut is supposed to be about, since it's a rewrite of a magazine piece, but seeing as how I can't link to the magazine itself and most of us don't speak Japanese.... I'm going to have to let it slide.

This is an interesting look at the good and bad parts of Sega's console business, and it's rather candid. It's great that this information is getting out there, and I think modern consoles can learn much from how the Dreamcast was born, how it lived, and of course why it died.

I still have my Dreamcast around here somewhere, and it remains one of my favorite systems of all time.