Dreamcast Mini Possibly Teased By Sega
Microconsoles have become somewhat of a trend in recent years, thanks undoubtedly to to the success of Nintendo’s NES and SNES Classic Edition. The two throwback devices have proceeded to set players’ collective nostalgia ablaze and gaming companies have responded by spawning their own slew of retro-themed console compilations.
The likes of the Commodore 64 Mini, Atari VCS, and more recently the PlayStation Classic have been among the most notable classic systems to have been announced, but it appears as though another contender is about to throw their old-school hat into the ring. By the looks of Sega Japan’s official Twitter page, the company may be gearing up for another mini console in the form of the Sega Dreamcast.
A rough translation of the above post amounts to:
Dreamcast was released at the time [with] a variety of design body. Which of the following is your favorite design?”
Sega’s social media has been throwing back to the Dreamcast for a number of days now, the console having reached the 20th anniversary of its Japanese debut on November 27th. Posts asking fans their favorite Dreamcast memories as well as their preferred color and peripheral options may be the company’s way of gauging interest in a potential microconsole of the fan-favorite system.
— セガ公式アカウント🦔 (@SEGA_OFFICIAL) November 27, 2018
Speaking of Dreamcast[,] one of the charms of [the console was] a variety of peripherals. Today, I introduced the ‘Fishing controller’, ‘Dreamcast Gun’, ‘Maracas Controller’ and ‘Twin Stick’ in the game play. How many did you have?”
While a Dreamcast Mini would almost surely receive a warm welcome from fans, it should be noted that none of the posts shared by Sega remotely confirm a planned microconsole, so it’s best to take pinches of salt accordingly. However, its eventual existence is still a real possibility, especially with mini consoles on the rise and nostalgia seemingly at its peak regarding Sega’s swan song system. We’ll just have to wait and see.
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