The Dreamcast code-named Black Belt, Dural, Dricas, Vortex, Shark and Katana is Sega's fifth and final video game console and the successor to the Sega Saturn. An attempt to recapture the console market with a next-generation system, it was designed to supersede the Playstation and Nintendo 64. Originally released sixteen months before the Playstation 2 (PS2) and three years before the Nintendo GameCube and the Xbox, Dreamcast was generally considered to be ahead of its time and was initially successful at restoring Sega's reputation in the gaming industry. However, it failed to gather enough momentum before the release of the Playstation 2 in March 2000, and Sega decided to discontinue Dreamcast the following year, withdrawing entirely from the console hardware business.


A Sega Dreamcast console