Dreamcast Sells Just 10 Units in Japan This Week

Yeah, you read that correctly. That wasn’t a typo. This past week’s Media Create charts are in for the Japanese video gaming market, and SEGA’s swansong console managed to just about reach double digit sales.

Of course, the Dreamcast was killed off a year and a half ago, so we wouldn’t expect too many people to be picking one up in mid-2002. But still, it’s a difficult sight to see for the little white console that could. Even the age-old Nintendo 64 and original Game Boy outsold it. Not an end it ever deserved.

The sales figures run from 5th August – 11th August 2002. Full chart below, with total sales in parentheses.

  1. PlayStation 2 – 75,900 // (2.4 million)
  2. Game Boy Advance – 51,900 // (1.6 million)
  3. Gamecube – 13,300 // (703,500)
  4. WonderSwan Crystal – 5,100 // (60,300)
  5. PSOne – 3,200 // (161,700)
  6. Xbox – 3,000 // (235,100)
  7. Game Boy Color – 1,300 // (67,700)
  8. WonderSwan Color – 1,200 // (102,200)
  9. WonderSwan – 190 // (5,400)
  10. Nintendo 64 – 40 // (5,400)
  11. Game Boy – 20 // (4,300)
  12. Dreamcast – 10 // (17,100)

Source: XenGamers

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