The Dreamcast was Sega’s swansong in the video game industry. Sure, Sega’s evolved and is now spreading its gaming goodness to Sony, Microsoft, and yes, even Nintendo, but it’s just not the same.
Hardcore gamers will argue that a little piece of Sega soul went away with the Dreamcast, which in many ways was a system ahead of its time. I could spend many more words reminiscing about the modern classic games that called the Dreamcast home, or how the hardware architecture was more smartly designed than the PlayStation 2, but that’s the not the point of this piece.
The point is (finally getting to it) that ThinkGeek managed to find a stash of completely new-in-box Sega Dreamcasts and put them up for sale on its website for $99.
We don’t know how many ThinkGeek were able to stock, but demand was high enough that the e-tailer now reports a sell out: “Hey folks, sorry if you missed out on getting one of these retro gaming gems. If we can find another stash of new Dreamcasts, we will.”
While many Dreamcasts are still available on eBay – many for less than $99 – they likely won’t come with that ‘new Sega console smell.’