Sega announced that Sonic Adventure, the next game starring company mascot Sonic the Hedgehog, would arrive in time for the Dreamcast's launch and promoted the game with a large-scale public demonstration at the Tokyo Kokusai Forum Hall.
As more than half of its limited stock had been pre-ordered, Sega stopped pre-orders in Japan.
is a home video game console released by Sega on November 27, 1998 in Japan, September 9, 1999 in North America, and October 14, 1999 in Europe.
It was the first in the sixth generation of video game consoles, preceding Sony's Play Station 2, Nintendo's Game Cube and Microsoft's Xbox.
Released in Japan to a subdued reception, the Dreamcast enjoyed a successful U. launch backed by a large marketing campaign, but interest in the system steadily declined as Sony built hype for the upcoming Play Station 2.