How reliable is a US Dreamcast?

  1. I just bought a used Dreamcast, and I'm wondering if it may be prone to problems or glitches. (I haven't been able to test it yet because i'm waiting for a video cable.)

    User Info: thatethanguy

    thatethanguy - 6 years ago

Accepted Answer

  1. It really depends on what model it is. Here's how you find out the model:
    1. turn the Dreamcast upside down.
    2. Look at the big black/silver sticker.
    3. look in the bottom right corner.
    4. there should be a number that is circled.
    5. the numbers there are are:
    0: the launch model
    1: the first revision
    2: the last model

    If the numbers are 0 or 1, that DC will last,
    if it's a 2, be REALLY careful, the disc drive in the last model are known for failing, and if you need new parts, they MUST come from another model 2(this dosen't apply to the 0 or 1 models)
    Hope you got a 0 or 1!

    User Info: dodge2461

    dodge2461 - 6 years ago 0 0

Other Answers

  1. Very Reliable. I bought my Dreamcast about the year 2000 and it runs very well despite the sporatic reset and read problems (thought I attribute that more the the game disc than the actual console). I person like myself can really put a dreamcast to task when playing games like D2 or PSOv2 that have long grinding load sessions.

    User Info: kencaesi

    kencaesi - 6 years ago 0 0

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