Dreamcast, the successor to the Saturn, was marketed in Japan in November 1998. It is thereby the first sixth-generation console on the market before its rivals the Sony PlayStation, Microsoft’s Xbox and Nintendo’s GameCube. She is the first console comes automatically with a modem, allowing the console to have online gaming support, connect to the internet and so consult web pages or reading these emails.
Sega cease marketing the Dreamcast in March 2001 in North America and withdrew completely hardware environment of fair games. However, the system is backed up to the end of 2002 in Europe, Oceania, and Japan. Despite its premature termination, the console is still supported until 2011 by independent producers.
In 2009, the ThinkGeek website remarketed how console limited to the United States. Given the enthusiasm of the players face this media community, the second-hand market in full swing.
The Dreamcast is conceived from Naomi Sega arcade system. The medium used to support the games is the GD-ROM manufactured by Yamaha. Indeed, to prevent copying of games, Sega has been developing a new medium for Dreamcast games. This is a hybrid between the CD and the DVD with a capacity of 1.2 GB, which can not be read by a PC. One of its main features is writing data in a high density and a second TOC beginning after the CD section type of GD-ROM. Dreamcast reads the GD-ROM 12X, where relatively short loading times.