The Dreamcast Turns Twenty Years Old Today In Japan

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The Sega Dreamcast went on sale on November 27, 1998. Twenty years ago! Can you believe it?

The console launched nearly a year later in the United States on September 9, 1999.

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While the console was discontinued on March 31, 2001, the Dreamcast was first home to numerous classics, including Shenmue, Sonic Adventure, Rez, Space Channel 5, Jet Set Radio, Crazy Taxi, Phantasy Star Online, among many, many others.

Folks have been sharing Dreamcast memories under the hashtag #ドリキャス20周年 (or “Dorikyasu 20 shuunen” or “Dreamcast 20th anniversary”).

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Brian Ashcraft

Originally from Texas, Ashcraft has called Osaka home since 2001. He has authored five books, including most recently, Japanese Whisky: The Ultimate Guide to the World's Most Desirable Spirit.