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Sega Confirms Upcoming 'Dreamcast Collection'

Fans of Sega's Dreamcast console are known for their devotion -- and while the console itself is now defunct, the company has confirmed a Dreamcast Collection initiative in a new interview.
Fans of Sega's Dreamcast console are known for their devotion, and while the console itself is now a chapter in gaming history, the company hopes to address that enthusiasm by releasing a collection of popular titles both digitally and physically -- likely aimed for consoles in 2011. As it did with its Ultimate Genesis Collection this year, Sega hopes to address a market of retro fans. "The Dreamcast fans are very devoted," sales and marketing VP Alan Pritchard told Game Informer magazine. "You see on eBay people are still buying the games and system." It's true -- Dreamcast hardware and games remain a popular category on the online auction site, with demand placing prices at anywhere from $50 for collections of games to over $400 for an uncommon black console still in its package. Dreamcast consoles still sell for about $90 on most sites that facilitate secondhand sales. Pritchard says that while Sega isn't known to be planning to get back into the console business, the company is looking to tap Dreamcast enthusiasm with both digital and packaged collections of favorite titles. "The titles are still to be announced," he says. "The Ultimate Genesis Collection did huge numbers on PS3 and 360, so it’s an important part of our business," he adds. "We’ve already been releasing some Dreamcast games digitally; Crazy Taxi [for one]."

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