According to foreign media wccftech, YouTuber Adam Koralik, who has long been concerned about nostalgic games, revealed in his latest video that he had learned from a contact with Sega that Sega had considered launching Dreamcast mini game console.
Sega expected to be able to control the cost of the DC mini within US$300, but failed to do so. Adam Koralik explained it this way, Sega once said “If we want to release it as a game console, the price will be $300 upwards, we need to put ‘real hardware’ in it, but the technology can’t make suitable hardware enough It’s cheap, so we can’t do it.” At the same time, “No one is happy with $300, people are really looking forward to $100.”
In addition, another factor that led to the eventual demise of the DC mini was technology. The YouTuber claims that Sega couldn’t make the DC mini as small as the Genesis Mini because two options were proposed internally, a complete redesign of an emulator, or a lower-end version with a PC port, but both options were rejected. Coupled with the poor market response of Sony’s PS mini version of the PlayStation Classic, Sega eventually abandoned its plan to launch the DC mini.
Note: Sega’s last game console is Dreamcast, or DC. After the device was discontinued in 2001, Sega withdrew from the home console hardware market altogether.