Being active from late 1998 to mid-2001, the Dreamcast was largely unchallenged in its role as a "next generation" console during its lifespan. Its design was such that it often made more sense to port over games from the PC than older consoles such as the PlayStation and Nintendo 64, and with many already optimised for PowerVR graphics cards, PC-to-Dreamcast conversions were often simpler than with generations prior.
Several third-party publishers were starting to pull out of Nintendo 64 development by 1999, so aside from the likes of Mortal Kombat Gold and San Francisco Rush 2049, very few games were converted from Nintendo's console. Likewise while many games were released concurrently on the PlayStation and Dreamcast, in most cases the Dreamcast conversion stemmed from PC code, meaning unlike the earlier Sega Saturn, there was less of a direct relationship between rival consoles.
Sharing hardware with Sega's then-cutting edge NAOMI arcade hardware led to many accurate arcade ports, beginning with titles such as Power Stone and Crazy Taxi and still seeing conversions as late as 2007 with Karous and Trigger Heart Exelica. Several older Model 3 titles such were also brought to the Dreamcast in updated forms; notably Sega Bass Fishing, Sega Rally 2 and Virtua Fighter 3tb.
|Sega Dreamcast Hardware|
|Dreamcast Variations||Dreamcast consoles in Japan (Special) | Overseas|
|Console Add-ons||Dreamcast Karaoke | Dreameye|
|Game Controllers||Controller | Arcade Stick | Fishing Controller | Gun (Dream Blaster) | Racing Controller | Maracas Controller | Twin Stick | Keyboard | Mouse|
|Controller Add-ons||Jump Pack (Third Party) | Microphone | VMU (Third Party)|
|Controller Connectors||DC Tsunaident 123 | Dream Connection 2 in 1 | Dream Connection 4 in 1 | Dream Connection II | Super Converter 3 | Total Control | Total Control 2 | Total Control Plus | Total Control 3 | Total Control 5|
|Development Hardware||Dreamcast Dev.Box | Controller Box | Dreamcast Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | Dreamcast GD-ROM Duplicator|
|Online Services/Add-ons||Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone|
|Connector Cables||Onsei Setsuzoku Cable | RF Adapter | Scart Cable | S Tanshi Cable | Stereo AV Cable | VGA Box|
|Misc. Hardware||Action Replay | Code Breaker | Kiosk | MP3 DC | MP3 DC Audio Player | Treamcast|
|Unreleased Accessories||Dreamcast DVD Player | Dreamcast Zip Drive | Swatch Access for Dreamcast | VMU MP3 Player|
|Arcade Variants||Sega NAOMI | Atomiswave | Sega Aurora|
|Other Articles||Hardware Comparison | History (Development | Release | Decline and Legacy) | List of Games|