Sega hires Dreamcast
Sega has now confirmed that they will stop production of the Dreamcast from March and only want to concentrate on game development. The Dreamcast is currently the biggest loss-maker for Sega, so another production is no longer worthwhile.
With In the production of game software, Sega wants to get out of the red again soon. Titles are also developed for the competition, Nintendo's GameCube and GameBoy Advance, Sony's Playstation 2 and Microsoft's Xbox. For the time being, Sega is also developing games for Dreamcast. About 30 more Sega titles are expected to appear for Dreamcast over the next 12 months. As the Dreamcast still has large stocks, the console prices will also be reduced. From February 4th, the console will cost only $ 99 in America. A comparable price reduction can also be expected in Germany. There are already rumors that Sega is planning a successor to the Dreamcast called 'Game Gateway'. It should be both a game console and a set-top box for digital television.