The console was said to be the most powerful games console around that produced 'movie-like' graphics. It's a great machine which was easy a match for Sonys PLaystation 2 if not better was sent to console heaven way to early due to Sega's "Expertise" in marketing.
Controllers: Gray casing, featuring analogue thumb stick, floating digital D-pad (cross-style), four face buttons (A, B, X, Y), and two analogue triggers.
The Sega Dreamcast is the new 128-bit console produced by Sega, Videologic, Yamaha, Hitachi and Microsoft.
The main difference from its rivals is that it is designed for network connectivity and multiplier gaming. The Dreamcast can support four controllers, has an integral 33.6 Kbps modem, and an innovative visual memory PDA card that slots into the top of the controller.
The machine can translate 3 million polygons per second, has a 64-channel sound system and a customised version of Windows CE.
Yamaha Super Intelligent Sound Processor (simultaneously articulates 64 voices) with 3D environmental audio effects
Customised Sega OS. Dreamcast is also designed to run a custom flavour of Microsoft Windows CE, and will display the official WinCE logo at start-up if the game that's running utilises it. Memory: 16MB main memory, 8MB video memory, 2MB sound memory. Total system memory: 26MB.
12x (Maximum) proprietary Yamaha GD-ROM (Gigabyte Disc) capable of holding up to 1GB of data.
Top of controller features two VMu slots and a small groove for routing the cable vertically. Controllers are expected to ship in multiple colours (red, blue, green, yellow, black) on a future date.
Visual Memory (sold separately):
A liquid-crystal display PDA for game data backup and data exchange.
7 7/16" X 7 11/16" X 3"
Composite A/V cable, power cord, modular telephone cord, Dream Passport Internet access software, one controller.
Visual Memory Unit
LCD Display: 48 Dots (W) x 32 Dots (H), monochrome
Display Size: 37 mm (W) x 26 mm (H)
Case Dimensions: 47 mm (W) x 80 mm (H) x 16 mm (D)
Power source: 2 x CR2032 watch-style batteries, power-save feature
Sound: 1-channel PWM sound source