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Why did the Dreamcast die?

Old 03-02-01, 12:03 AM
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The DC did not fail because Sega didn't release a Vectorman 3 or sequel to Golden Axe. It failed because of poor marketing, lack of RPGs, and Japanese gamers are extremely fickle and just had to hold off for the PS2.
Old 03-02-01, 08:10 AM
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Yeah actually the Japan thing is the big part. Japan is way more important then U.S. games. A prime example as to why this is true I really good release of a game here is like 200,000 copies sold the first week. A really good release there is 2,000,000 the first weekend. Gaming is like a religion there.
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Adding to the japanese thing.... a LARGE part of why the PS2 succeeded in Japan was the ability to play DVDs. Software sales for a new machine launch in Japan are normally 2-1 or higher, but for the PS2 they were barely 1-1 (1 game sold for each console sold at launch). A DVD player AND game machine for cheaper then just a DVD player was a great deal.. It's really sad and frustrating the way this all worked out.

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