Wood You Play The Dreamcast Again In A Mini Version?
This Is the Time of Retro Mini Consoles
In 2016, Nintendo released its NES Classic Edition, which was a miniaturized “plug-n-play” version of the NES preloaded with a number of classic titles. Combined, the retailers sold close to 200,000 units in the first month of the release, which caught Nintendo by complete and utter surprise, so much so that it was unprepared to capitalize on the success of what was supposed to have been a limited run product.
Since that time, both Nintendo and other console-makers have released more of these retro mini consoles, so it should come as no surprise to learn that there are a lot of people out there wondering when Sega will do something similar for the Sega Dreamcast.
Wood You Play the Dreamcast Again As a Miniature Version of Itself?
After all, the Sega Dreamcast sold more than nine million units, meaning that there are a lot of people out there who remember owning one of them. Moreover, the console was sold in the late 1990s and early 2000s, meaning that a lot of its owners now possess the financial means to ravel in their nostalgia.
For proof of the potential of this market segment, look no further than the other retro mini consoles that have managed to find success in recent times. For that matter, consider the sheer number of recent games, movies, TV shows, and other entertainment products that have been catering to much the same people.
Summed up, it should be clear that there is a potential market for a miniaturized version of the Sega Dreamcast. This is particularly true because while it has been a long time, there are still plenty of Sega Dreamcast titles that have managed to hold onto their fan-bases for one reason or another. One excellent example is the action-RPG Shenmue series, which has just seen a re-release of both Shenmue I and Shenmue II in preparation for the upcoming Shenmue III.
Another excellent example is the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise, which has just had a huge success in the form of Sonic Mania because it was a homage to earlier Sonic the Hedgehog titles. Granted, those earlier Sonic the Hedgehog titles were those on the Sega Genesis, but it should be mentioned that Sonic Adventure for the Sega Dreamcast is considered to be one of the series’s all-time greats as well.
Finally, while the Sega Dreamcast’s titles can’t match their modern counterparts when it comes to graphics, graphics aren’t the sole reason that people play games. After all, there are plenty of people who stick to mobile games, which tend to have less than optimal presentations but are nonetheless clearly capable of satisfying their fans. Combined with the fact that a miniaturized version of the Sega Dreamcast would likely be a “plug-n-play” console, it seems safe to say that such a product would have no problem finding a place in the modern gaming market.
For the time being, there is no indication that Sega is planning to release a miniature version of its Sega Dreamcast. However, considering the sheer number of people who still have fond memories of the console, it seems probable that such news will spread throughout the Internet as soon as it comes out. Due to this, interested individuals might want to keep a watchful eye out should it ever happen.