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Subject: RE: UKNM: Dreamcast vs Playstation
From: Damian Jennings
Date: Thu, 12 Aug 1999 09:28:44 +0100

Actually, Sega have only confirmed 3 games for launch in the UK. Exactly
the same the PlayStation when it launched. It will run 18% slower than the
NTSC version and have borders.

Sony will sell the PlayStation for 70 when the Dreamcast launches.

But in all honesty, having had a Dreamcast for a while now, I haven't even
plugged in my PlayStation. It is a doorstop.

And Sony have always sold the hardware at a loss. They make it up in
software sales and licences.

3DO the machine is dead. But they make software for other formats now.

I believe that PlayStation2 won't launch here until Q4 next year. Sega have
a while to try and claw back their name from the Saturn fiasco.

I think they might just do it. The machine is simply fantastic.

So there you go.


-----Original Message-----
From: matthewwatmaximtraining [dot] com [matthewwatmaximtraining [dot] com (mailto:matthewwatmaximtraining [dot] com)]
Sent: 11 August 1999 16:28
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: RE: UKNM: Dreamcast vs Playstation


I think the Dreamcast has a lot to offer, the opening range of games already
looks impressive and easily outstrips the meagre offerings Sony gave us when
it launched the Playstation. I also read that Sony were knocking off a
further 20 pounds of the cost of a new Playstation down to around 70 pounds
to help stave off the threat of the Dreamcast in the run up to Chrimbo. It
does make you think though of the huge amounts of profit they must have been
making initially when Sony were knocking Playstations out for 300 pounds a
shot!

mat

-----Original Message-----
From: manouatpostmaster [dot] co [dot] uk [manouatpostmaster [dot] co [dot] uk (mailto:manouatpostmaster [dot] co [dot] uk)]
Sent: Wednesday, August 11, 1999 3:31 PM
To: uk-netmarketingatchinwag [dot] com
Subject: Re: UKNM: Dreamcast vs Playstation


Lee wrote that working on the interface on Dreamcast will make it hard to
giveaway. I can believe that. The question I have is will Sega's Dreamcast
push aside Playstation and the eventual Playstation 2 off the pole position.
Rumour has it that Playstation 2 will accommodate Playstation 1 games, as
well as access the Net. With Sony's distribution strengths, does Dreamcast
have
a chance. keep in mind that Nintendo is also releasing its new box, and is
apparently moving away from cartridges to CD format. It makes sense for
Sega's
market penetration to create joint ventures with Internet
partners...anything to
make Dreamcast a success...especially with Sony and Nintendo pulling up
their sleeves.

By the way...whatever happened to 3DO? Is it completely dead and buried? I
would love to read your comments...especially on partnerships.

Manou Marzban
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