Sega officially launched the Dreamcast on November 27, 1998 in Japan (September 9, 1999 – US) and it quickly became one of their most successful hardware units — selling 500,000 consoles in just two weeks. Unfortunately, the Dreamcast met its demise on January 31, 2001 when “Sega announced that production of Dreamcast hardware was to be discontinued by March of that year”. Videos after the jump.
Despite its short lifespan, the Dreamcast is still a very popular and highly-regarded console among many fans due to its impressive library of both mainstream and quirky titles. It is even starting to become a cult classic, as the system is getting harder to find