16 years and still thinking: Happy September 9th, SEGA Dreamcast fans!


Another September 9th is upon us, a date that is very important to American SEGA fans. Sixteen years ago today, SEGA released the Dreamcast to the American public. Looking back, it was a bittersweet launch, as it was the last home console to be released by SEGA. Of course, we didn’t know that at the time. Back then, September 9th was nothing but excitement, and there was so much to be excited about! I know I may get some flack for saying this, but the Dreamcast’s American launch lineup stands as the best launch lineup in video game history. Just look at what games were available on day one: Air Force DeltaBlue StingerExpendableFlag to FlagHouse of the Dead 2Hydro ThunderMonaco Grand PrixMortal Kombat GoldNFL 2KNFL Blitz 2000PenPen TriIcelonPower StoneReady 2 Rumble BoxingSonic AdventureSoulCaliburTNN Motorsports Hardcore HeatTokyo Xtreme RacerTrickStyle. A variety of first and third party titles spanning multiple genres, some returning franchises like Sonic, House of the Dead, and Mortal Kombat and some new ones that would go on to become major successes like SoulCalibur and the 2K series of games.