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Sega drops Dreamcast, becomes third-party publisher
February 1st 2001, 23:54 CET by Demonicuss

After all the news and rumors, it's official. Sega has announced that it will halt production of the Dreamcast and focus on software publishing. Read it and ponder.

This, to me, just sucks. My first console was an Atari 7800 (gotta love Defender and Missle Command), but my second was the Master System. Yep, I was a diehard Sega junkie. Whetever they made, I bought it. And yes, I did get the Sega CD and 32X. I was going to pick up a Dreamcast in a couple weeks (Smask Pack!), but now, I'm not so sure. Sega claimed that they will still support the 'Cast for the year, but after that...

However, Sega will be distributing games for the oter systems. Hell, PS2's getting freaking Virtua Fighter 4 for crying out loud. Plus, they will be porting out their wares for other systems as well.

So, what do you Crappers think about this?
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#1 by "_brennan_"
2001-02-02 00:05:11
homerjs50@hotmail.com
From what I understand the Dreamcast hardware was a huge money loser, even considering software sales.  If that's the case, then I'd do the same if I were running Sega.

I think that between PS2, X Box, and PCs, there's plenty of powerful, inexpensive gaming hardware - what we need are good games to go with it.  If this means more good games on more platforms, then I applaud it.

Could this be my first first post ever, anywhere?

-brennan
#2 by "gimper"
2001-02-02 00:16:40
jeremyj@impactimaging.com
Rumor is that Sega didn't want to loose face so they put out one last console, the whole time planning on giving it little support so they would be forced (in the public eyes) into becoming a third party publisher.  After feeling a bit ripped off paying $200 for the nintendo 64 I have been waiting for each console to drop way down in price before purchasing.  It looks like now will be a good time.
#3 by "GiantLeap"
2001-02-02 00:16:46
webmaster@reviewcentral.net
Sega has made quite a pattern of create - support - drop soon thereafter.  Need we all remember Saturn, Sega CD, 32x, and now the Dreamcast.  Sega, as a hardware developer, has had the chance to monopolize where others have barely started (i.e. they were over a year ahead of PS2) but their lack of thought and design throughput has always "put the brakes on" their development process.

I had a Genesis, but I am glad I steered clear of their other systems -- this is not fair to consumers to create and drop systems so shortly.
#4 by "gimper"
2001-02-02 00:17:28
jeremyj@impactimaging.com
It did sell 5 million units in 15 months.  That seems like a lot for a console that isn't successful.
#5 by "gimper"
2001-02-02 00:20:26
jeremyj@impactimaging.com
Sega has made quite a pattern of create - support - drop soon thereafter.


They are still going to bring out games right?  It is being supported, just no new consoles are being made.  Nintendo supports the 64 but only one good game comes out every two or three months.  This is support?
#6 by "Ergo"
2001-02-02 00:26:30
stu@dsl-only.net
It's too bad, really. I own both a DC and a PS2, and frankly, the DC has better image quality. This of course may change with time, since the current PS2 titles are young and, well, suck!<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#7 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 00:26:53
none1a@home.com
<b>gimper</b> (#4):
<quote>It did sell 5 million units in 15 months. That seems like a lot for a console that isn't successful.</quote>

Unfortinitly after the launch good titles where few and far between. For a any console that's a bad thing. They where loseing money on each sale, but just couldn't keep the triple A games really comming so making the money back was proveing a no show.

<b>gimper</b> (#5):
<quote>They are still going to bring out games right? It is being supported, just no new consoles are being made. Nintendo supports the 64 but only one good game comes out every two or three months. This is support?</quote>

I belive they'll do the same thing they did with the Genesis at the end. It was still supported but the games just where not comming. If the MSNBC article some one posted a while back is any indication they probably turn to making simple massmarket games for the set top boxes that use the dreamcast hardware (which will probbaly be made totaly by the compnay doing the boxes).<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#8 by "gimper"
2001-02-02 00:32:02
jeremyj@impactimaging.com
Did the fact that EA never threw it's support behind the Dreamcast make a difference, would it have helped?  They have already announced support for X-box and Nintendo's gamecube.
#9 by "Ergo"
2001-02-02 00:34:26
stu@dsl-only.net
<b>#8</b> "gimper" wrote...
<quote>Did the fact that EA never threw it's support behind the Dreamcast make a difference, would it have helped? They have already announced support for X-box and Nintendo's gamecube.</quote>

Most definitely. EA's influence on console sales can't be underestimated.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#10 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 00:40:55
none1a@home.com
<b>gimper</b> (#8):
<quote>Did the fact that EA never threw it's support behind the Dreamcast make a difference, would it have helped? They have already announced support for X-box and Nintendo's gamecube.</quote>

Sure thing, Sports games are big on the things. And EA turns out the most of them for every subject. <i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#11 by "szcx"
2001-02-02 00:54:14
nedocze@hotmail.com
There's been very few "great" titles for the Dreamcast, so this doesn't come as that big a suprise.  God bless Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and Jet Grind though.  Those three games alone make purchasing a DreamCast (especially at $99) a total no-brainer.
#12 by "asspennies"
2001-02-02 00:58:48
asspennies@somethingawful.com
<b>#11</b> "szcx" wrote...
<quote>There's been very few "great" titles for the Dreamcast, so this doesn't come as that big a suprise. God bless Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and Jet Grind though. Those three games alone make purchasing a DreamCast (especially at $99) a total no-brainer.</quote>

Don't forget Virtua Tennis, one of the best sports games I've <b>ever</b> played.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#13 by "szcx"
2001-02-02 00:59:48
nedocze@hotmail.com
I also forgot NFL2K1 and Q3A... because I'm an idiot.
#14 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 01:04:47
none1a@home.com
<b>szcx</b> (#11):
<quote>There's been very few "great" titles for the Dreamcast, so this doesn't come as that big a suprise. God bless Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and Jet Grind though. Those three games alone make purchasing a DreamCast (especially at $99) a total no-brainer.</quote>

Hehe, but where they enough to cover not only the lose on the system but also it's development. Not only that make money back from 4 failed systems (Sega CD, 32X, Saturn, and Nomad).<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#15 by "gimper"
2001-02-02 01:07:14
jeremyj@impactimaging.com
szcx (#11):

There's been very few "great" titles for the Dreamcast, so this doesn't come as that big a suprise. God bless Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and Jet Grind though. Those three games alone make purchasing a DreamCast (especially at $99) a total no-brainer.


Which is more than you can say for Playstation 2.  Is there really any game that you must have?
#16 by "MaartenGoldstein"
2001-02-02 01:11:07
maarten@ritualistic.com
Metropolis Street Racer is an amazing race game for the Dreamcast too
#17 by "Kayin"
2001-02-02 01:19:32
kayin@infinet.com
This is truly a sad day in gaming.

Sega has, at least to me, always been the company with the most balls in the industry. Sure, the Nomad flopped. But have you ever played one during a ten hour road trip? Beats the pants off a Gameboy anyday. Nothing stacks up to portable Shining Force 2. =P

32X. I had one. Yes, it flopped. But in midst of that flop was my addiction to Doom (and thereby wanting a PC, then Quake, and then look at me now.. =P ) and a little cart called Knuckles Chaotix. Talk about a totally fucked up game concept... (two players stuck together by a string) but it was fun. Extremely wierd, but fun.

But that's my point. In a time where companies either release gfx enhanced sequels, wrestling games (N64 is guilty on both counts) or tired and true ripoffs, Sega keeps trying something new. They're like the gaming industry's little kid... keep on sticking different kinds of change into the light socket to see what works and what doesn't.

But the fact that PS2 will live on with it's current library of raw shite is reason enough for anyone to hang their head in shame.

*sigh*...

It almost seems like the industry eats anyone who tries to do something different...<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#18 by "spackbace"
2001-02-02 01:22:00
brian@cc.gatech.edu
Re: #15:
Which is more than you can say for Playstation 2. Is there really any game that you must have?


Yeah.  That madden2000 game.  If for nothing else than to see the lights reflect in the player's helmets, its a must have.


And plus, since PS2 is backwards compatible with PS1, it could be argued that any "must have" PS1 game also justifies the PS2's existance.  Along, of course, with its DVD support.
#19 by "Kayin"
2001-02-02 01:23:27
kayin@infinet.com
Aye.

Dreamcast = good games.

PS2 = good DVD porn.

/sarcasm<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#20 by "12xu"
2001-02-02 01:33:56
mswitzer@insync.net
<b>szcx</b> (#11):
<quote>There's been very few "great" titles for the Dreamcast, so this doesn't come as that big a suprise. God bless Crazy Taxi, Soul Caliber, and Jet Grind though. Those three games alone make purchasing a DreamCast (especially at $99) a total no-brainer.</quote>


Gotta add powerstone to that list...1 and 2 were both great fun..<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#21 by "Sgt_Hulka"
2001-02-02 01:36:34
rwaring@ameritech.net
NFL2K1 ROCKS!

That and NFL2K!

and I like Jet Grind Radio, and Tony Hawk (1 & 2) and most of the other DC game, it's a great system.  Too bad!  I have a Sega Gensis too, loved it in it's day.  It's in the closet in a box now.
#22 by "Apache"
2001-02-02 02:05:16
apache@stomped.com
sega makes good games, I'd love to see them make some PC FIGHTING GAMES. It will never happen, but it would be sweet if they did.
#23 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 02:18:14
none1a@home.com
<b>Kayin</b> (#17):
<quote>But the fact that PS2 will live on with it's current library of raw shite is reason enough for anyone to hang their head in shame.</quote>

DO not think current library. Think future library. Now many must have are currently in development for the Dreamcast. Both the XBox and PS2 have great exclsives on the way, the future didn't look to bright for the dreamcast. It looks like 3 systems is a saturation point, with only two doing any thing worth while. <i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#24 by "Horace"
2001-02-02 03:51:35
bigbpb75@hotmail.com
I really wonder how much of this is due to Kalisto. I know I know only super nerds are able to pir8 games, but it's quite rampant with the Dreamcast. At my college quite a few guys sold Dreamcast warez.
#25 by "player11"
2001-02-02 03:57:29
thrawnage@bigpond.com
As sad as it seems. This die hard Sega fan who moved onto PC's views this as a good move. Think about it. If the next Sonic game is a X-Box,PS2 and PC game then this is great for sega! Sega are fantastic at making games, not hardware.

Give me a 3D Gunstar Heros .. NOW!
#26 by "BobJustBob"
2001-02-02 04:26:56
kevinakabob@mindspring.com
PS2 does NOT play all PS1 games. I think one of the ones that doesn't play, though I'm not sure, is Final Fantasy Anthology. Yes, a Final Fantasy game on a system famous for them, won't play. That's a pretty big oversight, I think.

Also, as for the great must-have DC games, you guys are forgetting Shenmue, Ecco, Sonic Adventure, and you're forgetting SAMBA DE AMIGO!!!! How can you forget Samba???!!!<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#27 by "Kayin"
2001-02-02 04:30:52
kayin@infinet.com
<b>player11</b> (#25):
<quote>Give me a 3D Gunstar Heros .. NOW!</quote>

fuckin-a.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#28 by "newtrip"
2001-02-02 04:48:59
newtrip@hotmail.com
Damn that XBox...  Halo for PC won't be seen for a while because of it's bastardly ways...   rawr...

but it should be a good system.  If the people at sega were REALLY cool they'd make a DC emulator for use on other consoles.  but it won't happen.

but what is this I've heard about a PC add in card that will let your computer play DC games???  could it be true?!?!
#29 by "Kayin"
2001-02-02 04:49:41
kayin@infinet.com
<b>None1a</b> (#23):

<quote>DO not think current library. Think future library. Now many must have are currently in development for the Dreamcast. Both the XBox and PS2 have great exclsives on the way, the future didn't look to bright for the dreamcast. It looks like 3 systems is a saturation point, with only two doing any thing worth while. </quote>

aye, but i just don't see how sony could have dropped the ball on ps2's launch so badly and still get mad press, (bullshit advertising tactics if you ask me, i bet they did it on purpose. it's a conspiracy!!! =p ) while sega's launch went smooth as silk with A+++ titles on the shelves right off, and they get the short end of the stick.

at least they went out with a damn good showing, and it's apparent ea is already a bit worried over sega being a third party running against them..

http://www.computerandvideogames.com/story.cfm?sid=2133

EA = f4g0ts!

here's to at least a good future on whatever console sega tinkers with..<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#30 by "Desiato"
2001-02-02 04:54:07
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com
X-Box is just the borg portal for M-Soft to get into the living rooms of the dweebs that didn't buy computers and have a native 9*/ME/2000 install on 'em.

Just wait man...the console part is the bait, the rest will make you wonder how the hell we missed it in the beginning. Convergence? More like hardware coerced monopoly.

Well -- perhaps it will be a kickass console, but I don't trust the motives of M$...


Hmm...call it "consumer caution"....after being stung by some of their products, of course...


Desiato
#31 by "BobJustBob"
2001-02-02 05:13:01
kevinakabob@mindspring.com
Yeah, and on the subject of MS sucks... If anyone remembers me bitching about the speed of Windows 98, I was wrong. My bad. Just did a fresh install and it's running great. :)<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#32 by "Kayin"
2001-02-02 05:14:12
kayin@infinet.com
<b>BobJustBob</b> (#31):
<quote>Yeah, and on the subject of MS sucks... If anyone remembers me bitching about the speed of Windows 98, I was wrong. My bad. Just did a fresh install and it's running great. :)</quote>

come back in three months, after installing a few apps and upgrading a few naughty bits of hardware.

see how you feel then.

i'll bring the noose.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#33 by "Quicken"
2001-02-02 05:19:49
geoffrey@access.com.au
Poor Sega. I think I'm going to cry. Someone pass the tissues!
#34 by "toadwarrior"
2001-02-02 05:42:10
toadw@uplink.net
The Genesis was their only successful system and even then, it was a failure in Japan. But they made some fine games.

The PS2 won simply because it's the BackStreet Boys of the console industry. It's utter shit but it's aimed at the clueless casual gamer that'll buy it because it plays movies or for some other retarded reason.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#35 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 06:02:04
none1a@home.com
<b>Kayin</b> (#29):
<quote>aye, but i just don't see how sony could have dropped the ball on ps2's launch so badly and still get mad press, (bullshit advertising tactics if you ask me, i bet they did it on purpose. it's a conspiracy!!! =p ) while sega's launch went smooth as silk with A+++ titles on the shelves right off, and they get the short end of the stick.</quote>

I think the launch could have been a problem latter on. Here's my theroy the launch with off great, triple a titles on the selves and every thing. The stream didn't hold up, and it took far to long for other great titles to hit the selves. Where as the PS2 launch went like crap, with a lot of the triple a stuff getting delayed untill early this year. SO there is more to look forward to unlike the dreamcast launch (for the first few months it look like that was all the thunder the system had).

That might be a lesson to Nintendo and Microsoft. Make damn well sure there is some thing to look forward to, and in a resonable time frame. And keep it comming for the first year non-stop. MS would do well if Halo turned into a second wave title, and Munch's Oddysee comming some time in between. <i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#36 by "BobJustBob"
2001-02-02 06:04:03
kevinakabob@mindspring.com
<b>#32</b> "Kayin" wrote...
<quote>come back in three months, after installing a few apps and upgrading a few naughty bits of hardware.

see how you feel then.

i'll bring the noose.</quote>

Oh, I know it will degrade, but I can at least control it now: Got me a shiny (not that shiny) new P3 1000 with blah blah blah.... great system love it top of the line peripherals... blah... but no more new hardware for the old one, just using it for extra storage and for network games :)<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#37 by "superion_"
2001-02-02 06:31:22
dildotron@hotmail.com
#34, wow, what an incredibly stupid and uneducated comment. Typical.

Me, I prefer the console where Japanese giants go: Capcom, Konami, Square, Namco and to a lesser extent ESP, Bandai, and Tecmo.

Guess where that is? Oh, let's add Sega in there now too.

This month (January) starts the PS2's 2K1 rampage. Onimusha, GT3, ZoE, MGS, Silent Hill2, Devil May Cry, FFX, NinjaGaiden, Soul Calibur 2, VFX, all due this year for the PS2.

Why play dvds on it when you could play one of those.
#38 by "superion_"
2001-02-02 06:39:09
dildotron@hotmail.com
http://ps2.ign.com/news/30954.html

hey there's VF4 now. Let me throw in some more titles I'm buying this year: Parappa The Rapper 3, Kessen 2, Phase Paradox, Bio Hazard Nightmare Return, Onimusha 2. Some other things I want to see more of before commiting to: Guitaroman, Shadow Hearts, Bokumao, Jojo Bizzare Adventure 5, Space Channel 5 2 (I hated the fmv bgs).

mmm, good times ahead.
#39 by "toadwarrior"
2001-02-02 07:01:11
toadw@uplink.net
<b>#37</b> "superion_" wrote...
<quote>#34, wow, what an incredibly stupid and uneducated comment. Typical.

Me, I prefer the console where Japanese giants go: Capcom, Konami, Square, Namco and to a lesser extent ESP, Bandai, and Tecmo.

Guess where that is? Oh, let's add Sega in there now too.

This month (January) starts the PS2's 2K1 rampage. Onimusha, GT3, ZoE, MGS, Silent Hill2, Devil May Cry, FFX, NinjaGaiden, Soul Calibur 2, VFX, all due this year for the PS2.

Why play dvds on it when you could play one of those.</quote>

Doesn't matter. Most consumers are casual and don't care about VF4, MGS, etc. How many PSX systems have been sold? Atleast 20 million in the US alone, yet the majority of the games sell under 1 million and if they sell more, it's only a couple million, maybe 5 million. If everyone care about the hit titles, they would have sold virtually as many copies as there are systems and if people gave a rat's ass about Virtua Fighter, the Saturn and DC may not be where they're at. In matter of fact the DC has been the source of most good games the past year, yet that didn't help sell units.

Most people are uneducated and don't know what the good games are so they buy systems for moronic reasons.<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#40 by "datafox"
2001-02-02 07:02:37
datafox@yahoo.com
I only play games that are fun. I do nto care if Nintendo pushes out Zelda or Mario in a game again. If the game is fun that is ALL that matters. If you enjoy it there is nothing wrong in the game.
#41 by "None1a"
2001-02-02 07:24:41
none1a@home.com
<b>toadwarrior</b> (#39):
<quote>Doesn't matter. Most consumers are casual and don't care about VF4, MGS, etc. How many PSX systems have been sold? Atleast 20 million in the US alone, yet the majority of the games sell under 1 million and if they sell more, it's only a couple million, maybe 5 million. If everyone care about the hit titles, they would have sold virtually as many copies as there are systems and if people gave a rat's ass about Virtua Fighter, the Saturn and DC may not be where they're at. In matter of fact the DC has been the source of most good games the past year, yet that didn't help sell units.</quote>

The hits all brake the million seller mark easaly (hell untra3drotating cube will sell a million on a console). Any one that's has access to the marketing reports care to post what a playstation will will end up selling?

Then you've got people like me. I bought my PSX for a few good games (at the time Twisted Metal 2, Wipeout XL, RE1/2, and was waiting for FFVII. I've bought maybe 7 games total for the thing (it's currently sitting in a bookbag some after it's last trip to my moms). Others will only buy sports games. You also got to consider the rental business (especialy with the memorycards).

<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#42 by "paul"
2001-02-02 07:42:53
pbullman@webhitzone.com
I find it very difficult to spend big dollars on console game systems.

I bought my N64 on ebay with 2 controllers, 2 rumble packs, and a memory pack for cheap. Plus I purchase games for under $10.
In some cases, like Madden 2000, for under $20.

I can't imagine I would need a better console system until n64 becomes obsolete. I find it very difficult to understand why some people have more than 1 or 2 console systems(of the same generation).

Sports games are very important. EA makes some of the best. The Madden Series by itself is far superior to any other football series on any console.(ok tecmo, and super tecmo rocked.. but)
#43 by "The_Punisher"
2001-02-02 07:56:36
mario_lowang@hotmail.com
Dreamcast dead ?

Good!!



...next!
#44 by "WarrenMarshall"
2001-02-02 08:44:24
warren@epicgames.com
Ergo (#6):
It's too bad, really. I own both a DC and a PS2, and frankly, the DC has better image quality. This of course may change with time, since the current PS2 titles are young and, well, suck!

Except for Unreal Tournament of course, which every PS2 owner needs to go out and buy RIGHT NOW!  Don't stall!  Go now!!

OK, my commercial is over now.  ;)

Apache (#22):
sega makes good games, I'd love to see them make some PC FIGHTING GAMES. It will never happen, but it would be sweet if they did.

Fighting games blow on the PC.  Those should be restricted, by law, to consoles only ...

superion_ (#37):
Why play dvds on it when you could play one of those.

And there's one of the forgotten features of the PS2.  I have mine in the bedroom where I used it to watch movies.  I play games on it sometimes, but I primarily use it to play movies at the moment.  It's great to not have to buy a DVD player now ...

And as more and more games come out for it, it'll get even more useful.

PLUS, I can play 99.9% of the old playstation games while I wait.  I just recently played Final Fantasy 9 and had a ball ... Buying a PS2 is not a bad investment at all.

---

Warren Marshall
Level Designer/Programmer/Corporate Shill
Epic Games (www.epicgames.com)<i><b></b></i><i></i><i></i>
#45 by "Gram"
2001-02-02 08:52:39
gram@neutronix.net
Until Xmas, the most up to date console I had was a SNES. I guess I must have been one of the seven people in the known universe that got a DC for Xmas. :\
 
I think there are 4 silver linings to this "sad news":
a) Crazy Taxi 2, Jet Grind Radio 2 and the Sega Sports 2K2 Series will still be coming to the DC. Sega announced that they will still produce software for it for the next 18 months. (Got this from dc.ign.com)
b) Hopefully the older Dreamcast games/hardware will start to dip in price along with the system. I wouldn't pay more than $50 cdn. for a fishing game and an electronic reel. But if the price is right :)
c) Multiple consoles will now benefit from Sega games. After all, they do make good games.
d) For the undersexed, ugly or just plain homely people: The boobies in "Dead Or Alive 3" will giggle much more realistically with the PS2/XBox/etc hardware.
#46 by "Gram"
2001-02-02 08:54:42
gram@neutronix.net
Ugh, Sorry for the horrid formatting job. It's my first post.
#47 by "superion_"
2001-02-02 09:13:02
dildotron@hotmail.com
#45, I'm looking forward to Virtua Tennis 2 and the volleyball game myself.

the rest can really rot, ill wait for the ps2 versions.
#48 by "GhostinmyShell"
2001-02-02 09:32:25
ghostinmyshell@triad.rr.com
I got Phantasy Star Online yesterday, and I am blown away....its really fun and simply the best console title Ive played in a looong time...

Did I mention I bought the game even though I dont own a DC?

Well I went and borrowed my friends for now, I plan to pick up a system next week...
#49 by "MrAndyPuppy"
2001-02-02 09:49:59
andrewsmailers@optushome.com.au
I remember the DC launch here in Australia. I know the guy hired by Sega-Ozisoft to do the whole launch thing and did he stuff the whole thing up completely or not. I think he's what they use in the dictionary as an illustration of the word "pariah". There was NO advertising set up in TV or Radio. There were NO promotions. They did a deal with Electronics Boutique to do midnight launches across the country and let EB do all the advertising. When it actually came to launch evening, there were more than a few angry Sega fans looking at empty boxes, or the lucky few who got a console but discovered there were no games because they missed the shipment. And Customs got involved by opening every single DC box to look for stuff.

The thing just went downhill from there. Major chains making announcements like "we're no longer stocking DC because the cost effectiveness is just not there. We'd rather stick with products that have proven successful such as PSX and to a lesser extent N64. And we're quite happy to wait for PS2".

Ok, the PS2 launch wasn't great. But there were any number of promotions on radio/TV for winning one, plus there is actually some TV advertisements going on. You know, I can't think of one DC ad at the moment - anyone prove me wrong please - and how long has it been out in Oz?

The launch titles aren't great, but I love SSX and TimeSplitters (even Summoner although the popup is horrendous). I'm looking forward to GT3 and more.

I know I'm biased towards Sony, but that stems back to when I bought my first PSX and had to choose between that and the N64 - I chose PSX for two reasons - larger selection of games, and much better controller.

blah blah... I've lost my train of thought.
#50 by "Desiato"
2001-02-02 12:41:49
desiato_hotblack@hotmail.com
<b>None1a</b> (#41):
<quote>
The hits all brake the million seller mark easaly (hell untra3drotating cube will sell a million on a console).</quote>

Then my new game in development "Gouraud Wars", is bound to cause some excitement - not to mention the planned sequel, "Phong Hit!".

:-)


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