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Dreamcast Turns 19, Top 10 Best-Selling Games on the Console

Dreamcast Turns 19, Top 10 Best-Selling Games on the Console - Sales

by William D'Angelo , posted on 27 November 2017 / 12,585 Views

The Dreamcast launched 19 years ago in Japan on November 27, 1998.

The console sold 8.20 million units lifetime. Breaking it down by region, it sold 3.90 million units in North America, 1.91 million units in Europe and 2.25 million units in Japan. Rest of the world accounted for just 0.14 million units.


To celebrate the anniversary of Sega's last home console, we have compiled the top 10 best-selling games for the system:

10th. J-League Pro Soccer Club - 0.36 Million


9th. Virtua Fighter 3tb - 0.37 million


8th. Sega Rally Championship 2 - 0.41 million


7th. Seaman - 0.52 Million


6th. NFL 2K1 - 1.09 Million


5th. Resident Evil - Code: Veronica - 1.14 Million


4th. Shenmue - 1.18 Million


3rd. NFL 2K - 1.20 Million


2nd. Crazy Taxi - 1.81 Million


1st. Sonic Adventure - 2.42 Million


A life-long and avid gamer, William D'Angelo was first introduced to VGChartz in 2007. After years of supporting the site, he was brought on in 2010 as a junior analyst, working his way up to lead analyst in 2012. He has expanded his involvement in the gaming community by producing content on his own YouTube channel and Twitch channel dedicated to gaming Let's Plays and tutorials. You can contact the author at wdangelo@vgchartz.com or on Twitter @TrunksWD.

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itsyounghavok (on 27 November 2017)

wow Sonic Adventure 2 and Soul Calibur aren't on this list. I'm surprised.

COKTOE (on 27 November 2017)

Me too.

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Flilix (on 27 November 2017)

SoulCalibur is 11th, Sonic Adventures 2 in 29th.

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Nem (on 27 November 2017)

This list is just plain wrong. Soul Calibur sold more than a million and if i remember corectly SA2 sold north of 600k.

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S.Peelman (on 27 November 2017)

VGC apparently only has Japan sales for SoulCalibur, I also found it hard to believe that this one wouldn't be among the top selling Dreamcast games.

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COKTOE (on 27 November 2017)

I didn't think Crazy Taxi would be so high. Nice to see.

itsyounghavok (on 27 November 2017)

Arcade fun at its purest/

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TallSilhouette (on 27 November 2017)


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OTBWY (on 27 November 2017)

Skies of Arcadia 4 life.

V-r0cK (on 27 November 2017)

No MvC2 or Rival Schools??? :/

itsyounghavok (on 27 November 2017)

ah man Rival Schools was great. I miss that game.

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AAA300 (on 27 November 2017)

Don't you mean project justice!

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Nem (on 27 November 2017)

Since some aren't believing me, here it is from namco's mouth. SC sold 1.3m on DC. http://web.archive.org/web/20060327135140/http://www.namcoarcade.com/nai_gamedisplay.asp?gam=soulcal2

iceland (on 27 November 2017)

he's just using the numbers VGC has, the dreamcast game sales been messed up xD JSR should be up there as SA2

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S.Peelman (on 27 November 2017)

1.3m is more like it. I also found this post (http://www.goodcowfilms.com/farm/basement/ga-archive/sega-dc-sales-03-04-2003.htm) in some thread on some site that has a list apparently from NPD (but it isn't sourced sadly) that has US sales at 574k. That plus VGC's Japan sales is already about 900k, so 1.3m total lifetime is probably right.

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malistix1985 (on 27 November 2017)

POWERSTONE :D! so many good games on dreamcast by the way, soul calibur, dead or alive 2, skies of arcadia, headhunter, phantasy star online... etcetc, what a gem!

Ggordon (on 27 November 2017)

So this is the dreamcast?Ive always heard about it but never seen it before.Looks interesting

SecondWar (on 27 November 2017)

Some other these are getting colletable, Shenmue was going for £50. Not that surprising from the demo I remember playing.

Nem (on 27 November 2017)

SC sold more than 1 million. Just need to google it. This list is incorrect.

Goodnightmoon (on 27 November 2017)

If this numbers are true then almost every game flopped really hard on Dreamcast