In two articles in Reuters yesterday Sega announced where they are with the Dreamcast and where they plan to be down the road. With the early manufacturing troubles Sega's initial hope of a million systems sold by the end of they year wasn't possible. But despite their troubles they still hit half of that mark, and their future projection of two million by the end of July is well within reach. Here are the articles:
TOKYO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Sega Enterprises Ltd said on Monday that it had sold 500,000 of its new Dreamcast home video game machines as of the end of December.
The 128-bit Dreamcast was launched in late November.
Sega aims to sell one million of the game machines domestically by the end of the current business year to March 31.
Sega also began selling Dreamcast machines in Taiwan, Hong Kong and Singapore in November, although it gave no sales targets for those markets, and is scheduled to launch the machines in the United States and Europe in the autumn of this year.
TOKYO, Feb 1 (Reuters) - Sega Enterprises Ltd Executive Vice President Sadahiko Hirose said on Monday that the company expects sales of its Dreamcast game machines to reach two million units by June or July.
He also told a news conference that the company expected Dreamcast sales to reach four million units by the end of the business year to March 31, 2000.
The company said earlier on Monday that it had sold 500,000 of the video game machines in Japan as of the end of December. The 128-bit Dreamcast was launched in late November.