Is this system going to be like the dreamcast?

#21NeojianXPosted 12/3/2012 12:12:29 PM(edited)
It had a game that worked with a Stairmaster.

Space Channel 5

You could even call home phones for 10 cent and other Dreamcast for free.

There is a disk and wireless remote to play DVDs on them. Yeah, that's right. Play DVD movies too. : )

Like Sony, Nintendo has Lost some fanbase just for removing last game gen BC from the Wii.
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#22GenoPosted 12/3/2012 12:12:32 PM
Nah. Dreamcast died because Sega got overambitious and the Dreamcast was too advanced for its time. If they'd released the Dreamcast a few years later, it would have probably been better received and not considered a failure that destroyed a company.

It was the same deal with the PS3, actually. The thing was that while the PS3 was extremely overambitious and too advanced for its time, Sony had the kind of money to sit it out and wait for tech prices to drop so they could sell it for cheaper and move more units.

Which, y'know, after several sales failures on Sega's part, they didn't exactly have the kind of money to keep themselves afloat after Dreamcast failed spectacularly. No doubt that the Dreamcast was a great console - it was made to be a great console - but again, it was far too ambitious.
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#23GM_Posted 12/3/2012 12:14:43 PM
Pretty much what everyone said. The Dreamcast is the only commercially failed console that nobody speaks bad about except for 9 year old trolls that have no idea what SEGA even is.
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#24kdognumba1Posted 12/3/2012 12:21:18 PM
GM_ posted...
Pretty much what everyone said. The Dreamcast is the only commercially failed console that nobody speaks bad about except for 9 year old trolls that have no idea what SEGA even is.


Quoted for truth
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#25MuryoPosted 12/3/2012 12:28:36 PM
Geno posted...
Nah. Dreamcast died because Sega got overambitious and the Dreamcast was too advanced for its time. If they'd released the Dreamcast a few years later, it would have probably been better received and not considered a failure that destroyed a company.

It was the same deal with the PS3, actually. The thing was that while the PS3 was extremely overambitious and too advanced for its time, Sony had the kind of money to sit it out and wait for tech prices to drop so they could sell it for cheaper and move more units.

Which, y'know, after several sales failures on Sega's part, they didn't exactly have the kind of money to keep themselves afloat after Dreamcast failed spectacularly. No doubt that the Dreamcast was a great console - it was made to be a great console - but again, it was far too ambitious.


Actualy what killed the Dream cast was Sega's strained reputationwith cluncky add ons for the Genesis:.

They release a cd add on with mostly video sequences, they almost inmediately abandon it in favor of the 32x, which they almost inmediately abandon inf favor of the Saturn... Which they, well abandoned in favor of the Dreamcast almost.. Inmediately by this time fans and developers were fed up and left them for Sony/Nintendo/Microsoft.
#26DarkFoxVPosted 12/3/2012 12:32:46 PM(edited)
While it does feel like Dreamcast all over again, Nintendo actually has the financial power to ride out the WiiU through it's 7 year cycle. Flop or no flop. Where as Sega only dropped the Dreamcast mainly due to financial difficulties, it being easy to pirate, the Sega name losing weight outside of Japan due to early commercial failures such as the 32X and Saturn, the later of which was still a decent console none the less, the sear hype of the at the time soon approaching PS2, and 3rd party devs bailing on the system likely due to just not trusting the Sega brand name anymore.

In Japan the DC had a full life cycle and was still being sold with a few new titles every month, dieing in 2007.


So no, it won't end up like the Dreamcast. But it could (and I mean could as in it may happen but that doesn't mean it will happen) end up like the Wii/Gamecube if rumurs turn out to be true about the power gap between NeXtbox and WiiU, as well as PS4/Omni rumurs of it being priced the same as WiiU, and MS manages to pull in the third party.
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#27steerepikePosted 12/3/2012 12:29:50 PM
Who dumps on the DreamCast? That console was incredible!
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#28NeojianXPosted 12/3/2012 12:45:49 PM
Nah it was game pirating that killed it. Burnt Dreamcast games were allowed to be sold on ebay. Worst for it in Asia, where burnt Dreamcast games are sold at corner markets.

Oh and like all systems, the second version or GD version was terrible. All smaller or thinner, S systems are worst than the original versions. Sometimes failing right after the 90 day warranty.
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#29DarkFoxVPosted 12/3/2012 12:47:36 PM(edited)
steerepike posted...
Who dumps on the DreamCast? That console was incredible!


A few people here and there...

DeathSoul2000 posted...
please do not compare the wii u to that joke of a console. dreamcast needs to be buried and never spoke of again.


Like this guy right here. But overall it's a well respected commercial failure.



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#30Jet_Set_Radi_GoPosted 12/3/2012 12:47:20 PM
the_cajun88 posted...
From: Buretsu | #008
stargazer1981 posted...
There's no such thing as conversational substance in this board, is there?


No, it's mostly just fanboys going "Wii U is going to be a super-de-duper mega hit, and y'all just jealous!" or trolls going "Wii U is going to bomb harder than Gigli!"

...Wait, do kids today even get a Gigli reference?


Why did you have to remind me of that garbage ass movie?


This