Eerder deze maand waren er al geruchten dat Sega zich terug zou trekken uit de markt voor gameconsoles, vandaag is er in een bericht (afkomstig van een Japanse krant) bij onder andere GameSpot en The Register te lezen dat Sega de productie van de Dreamcast stop zou zetten:
Following on the reports yesterday regarding Sega's multi-platform development, further speculation regarding the fate of the Dreamcast console itself has emerged in a report in the Nihon Keizai Shimbun. The Japanese publication reports that Sega plans to stop all production of the Dreamcast hardware by March of this year and that the company will focus its resources toward software development alone. However, according to the news agency, Sega will continue to maintain its marketing plans in support of the console through the end of this year. The report further states that Sega has five PlayStation 2 games and two Game Boy Advance titles currently in development.
[break]Volgens Sega of America gaan zij echter gewoon door met de Dreamcast en staan de releases van nog zo'n 100 games op de agenda.[/break] In response to the report, SOA released an official statement today. "Sega of America stated today that the company globally reaffirms its commitment to Dreamcast," the company said. "In fact, Sega has more than 100 games worldwide coming out for the platform in the next year. It is not Sega's policy to comment on rumors and the company has not made any statement regarding ceasing manufacturing of Dreamcast or development for other videogame platforms."