People really liked the Dreamcast when it was relevant

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In an article from their, “Flashback,” section, Kotaku reminded us how awesome the Dreamcast was in its day with a few quotes and statistics regarding the little gray wonder. Nuggets such as,

The hottest computer at my house isn’t the homemade box I usually work on, or the old Pentium 90 Linux server, or even the blazing Athlon tower I borrowed from Advanced Micro Devices Inc. Instead it’s this little beige box, roughly the size of a package of software, that sits on the floor next to my TV set. It’s the new Sega Dreamcast—a limited and in some ways rather crude machine, which nevertheless could teach any PC a thing or two about serving up realistic, razor-sharp electronic entertainment.

Hiawatha Bray: Being good at games: UPGRADE; The Boston Globe, September 30, 1999.

And this one that was particularly interesting to me, not completely surprising,

“Pop quiz: which did more business during its first 24 hours in the marketplace, Sega’s new Dreamcast console or the movie ‘Star Wars: Episode I – The Phantom Menace’? Surprise answer: Dreamcast, by a score of $ 97.9 million to $ 28.5 million.”

Nathan Cobb: Game Boys Grow Into Game Men; News & Record, November 28, 1999.

There are a few more in the source link below, which I definitely recommend checking out. And after you’re done reading those, you should listen to our new Dream(Pod)Cast to completely fill your DC fix for the day.

[Source: Kotaku]

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