Nostalgia equals money. Anyone with fond memories of a past TV show, clothing line, album, or toy is always looking to revisit his or her fandom.
Gamers are not immune to this as they regularly reminisce about their favorite interactive experiences through re-releases and remakes of highly celebrated games and by collecting those titles in their original form. Some of gaming’s biggest publishers realize there’s a high chance of financial success tied to the classic gaming console craze.
Nintendo, Sony, Atari, ColecoVision, and even the Commodore 64 have been a part of that run of classic console releases. Sega has even thrown its 16-bit Genesis console into the race for classic console supremacy. The next logical step for the legendary Japanese gaming publisher is simple: Take gamers back to its final console run by releasing the oft-requested Dreamcast Classic.
Ask any old gaming head about the run of the Dreamcast and he or she will tell you that the American launch library was amazing. House of the Dead 2, Hydro Thunder, NFL 2K, NFL Blitz 2000, Power Stone, Ready to Rumble Boxing, Sonic Adventure, and Soulcalibur were readily available on Sept. 9, 1999, the console's North American release date. In the years following the Dreamcast’s release, some of the most recognizable publishers and developers in gaming produced standout titles for Sega’s powerful machine.