Dreamcast Keyboard

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Fast facts on the Dreamcast Keyboard
Manufacturer: Sega
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥4,500[1] HKT-7600
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Alt)
¥4,500 HKT-4000
Sega Dreamcast
JP (Hello Kitty)
¥? HKT-7601
Sega Dreamcast
$? HKT-7620
Sega Dreamcast
DM 59,95[3] ? HKT-7632
Sega Dreamcast
? ?Ptas HKT-7633
Sega Dreamcast
? ?F HKT-7631
Sega Dreamcast
£19.99[2] HKT-7630
Sega Dreamcast
$69.95 ?

The Dreamcast Keyboard (ドリームキャストキーボード) is a keyboard peripheral built for the Sega Dreamcast. Though keyboards had existed for consoles in the past, the Dreamcast's keyboard was seen as the first "useful" one, thanks to the Dreamcast's internet capabilities. It was also the first console keyboard to be released internationally in large numbers. Many games can be used in conjunction with the Dreamcast Mouse, effectively simulating PC controls for first person shooters.


Like normal PC keyboards, the Dreamcast keyboard varies between countries due to different key placements. Also as with other peripherals, special editions of the keyboard were made with different color schemes, the majority of which never left Japan.

Japanese keyboards are generally smaller in size, lacking a number pad.

Three versions were released in North America. The original keyboard (or "model 1") was designed to match the aesthetics of early Dreamcast packaging. When Sega of America opted to rebrand the console's packaging, a second keyboard ("model 2") was released. The two are mostly identical, however the model 2 keyboard has a black logo with white text and sports a curved space bar. A separate keyboard was released which received SegaNet branding, though is mostly identical to the second model.

In Europe, keyboards were released with British, French, German, Spanish and Italian layouts.

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Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
60 №216, p69[4]
Sega Dreamcast
Based on
1 review

Dreamcast, US
DCKeyboard US Box Back.jpgNospine-small.pngDCKeyboard US Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, US (2nd model)
DreamcastKeyboard DC US Box Back Newer.jpgNospine-small.pngDCKeyboard US Box Front Alt.jpg
Dreamcast, JP (HKT-7600)
DCKeyboard DC JP Box Front HKT-7600.jpg
Dreamcast, JP (HKT-4000)
Dckeyboard jpbox back.jpgNospine-small.pngDckeyboard jpbox front.jpg
Dreamcast, JP (Black Version)
DCKeyboard DC JP Box Back Black.jpgNospine-small.pngDCKeyboard DC JP Box Front Black.jpg
Dreamcast, UK
DCKeyboard EU Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast, FR

Dreamcast, DE

Dreamcast, ES


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:DreamInformation Vol00.pdf, page 7
  2. File:CVG UK 215.pdf, page 59
  3. File:SegaMagazin DE 71.pdf, page 7
  4. File:CVG UK 216.pdf, page 69
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