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1. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:15 BST
Amazon has apparently managed to track down another forgotten warehouse full of brand new Dreamcasts. The online retailer currently has them up for sale, and is charging $119.99 a piece. Those with good memories may recall that this is $20 more than what ThinkGeek charged, but I guess after their stock sold out in a matter of minutes Amazon realized there was suitable demand to jack up the price a bit. But hey, at least it has free shipping.
Oh man I have some really nice fond memories of the Dreamcast, I got rid of it few years ago as it was waring out on me and I needed the money for the Wii...I might consider picking one up!
Amazon's Dreamcast page!
Edited on Thu 4th June, 2009 @ 21:18 by motang
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2. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:20 BST
My friend used to have one with a ridiculous amount of games he downloaded for free. To this day, the Dreamcast is his favorite system.
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3. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:30 BST
That's bizarre. How could someone "forget" a warehouse full of Dreamcasts?
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4. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:30 BST
I've been dying to get my hands on one of these things for ages, so this is great news! Though $119.99 seems a bit on the steep side, even if they are brand-new...
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5. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:30 BST
It had, IMHO, some the most innovative and fun games such as Shenmu, Seamen, Power Stone, Soul Calibur, Sonic Adventures, Marvel vs. Capcom, etc. Not to mention it has online play, and a browser (it shipped with the system on a disc) I do miss it and it's really too bad as consumers were burned by Sega's previous actions and didn't give the Dreamcast much of a chance.
Baga...I forgot to mention Ready 2 Rumble! That was awesome as well, and Crazy Taxi and Zombie Revenge (a House of the Dead spin off).
Edited on Thu 4th June, 2009 @ 21:35 by motang
6. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:34 BST
That's great now more people will see why the Dreamcast is one of the best game consoles ever.
Edited on Thu 4th June, 2009 @ 21:35 by VGM
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7. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:35 BST
It had, IMHO, some the most innovative and fun games such as Shenmu, Seamen
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8. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:36 BST
motang wrote:It had, IMHO, some the most innovative and fun games such as Shenmu, SeamenHeheh, Seamen...It's Sea MAN, skin puppet!
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9. Posted: Thu 4th Jun 2009 21:50 BST
You can get DCs on eBay for like $50. And the ones that are garunteed to play .iso rips out of the box... Which I would makes sure to get since DC games are next to impossible to find anymore (except for on XBLA ).
The Dreamcast IS the best system EVER! (Except for maybe the Wii)
Edited on Thu 4th June, 2009 @ 21:51 by Chatham
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10. Posted: Fri 5th Jun 2009 17:53 BST
You'd be amazed. The ordering pipelines and distribution networks for these systems are so large that it happens quite often. Granted, they're not really "lost". They're on someone's inventory sheet somewhere. It's just that they were never flushed out to retail for sale. The reasons for this can be varied and robust. For example, if the last order was cancelled before the factory contracted for the work shipped it, a partial (or even full!) order can already be off the lines and in storage with nowhere to go. On the other end of the chain, the retail market may change suddenly, leaving a distributor with a warehouse full of product that no one wants. The product often sits in a corner until the distributor figures out what to do with it.
Things get even more interesting when the original molds and PCB designs are available to a manufacturer. If they are unconcerned about legal backlash (as is the case with many Chinese companies) they can even restart production on an old product! It appears that this may have happened with the Amiga CD32. A few years ago, brand new systems started showing up on ebay in large quantities. All from the same seller, all with the same buy-now price. Last I checked, they were still selling them.
It's also possible to get brand new CX-40 controllers for the Atari 2600 system. Seems a chinese manufacturer found the mold and is currently using it to re-manufacture the design. Yet another example was the Illinois Railway Museum I went to last week. They had original ads in a train car from 1948. When I asked the conductor about the ads, he said they were able to find the company who produced the ads for the train cars back when they were in operation. Amazingly, they were still in business and still had all the original plates! So it was a no-brainer to get reissues of the ads, just as they were originally printed!
And the ones that are garunteed to play .iso rips out of the box... Which I would makes sure to get since DC games are next to impossible to find anymore (except for on XBLA ).
Ain't that the truth. GDROM was a REALLY bad idea. By getting rid of the error correction, Sega ensured that the shelf-life of these discs was nary a few years. At this point, the market is staring down an ever-dwindling supply of GDROM games. Compare that to Saturn, PS1, 3DO, CD-i, or Atari Jaguar CD games, which are still as plentiful as they ever were.
Edited on Fri 5th June, 2009 @ 17:58 by thewiirocks