The DC was a failure from day one. They lost most 3rd party support due to the Saturn and various genesis add-ons that failed, which also made the public image of Sega's hardware very poor. By the time DC came out everyone was screaming 'Ultra 64!!!'. Then PS1 hit the market with sound titles and a good overall image in the Sony name. It was all over then.
Hmmmm ....PS1 was out by 1994 .
N64 was out by 1996 .
Dc was out in 1998 .
What the hell are you talking about ??
Yeah your right. I was thinking the PS1/N64 put the stop to DC. My bad. It did come out as Sega trying to get one up on them. But, it had the rest of my logic still fits. N and Sega had both pissed off 3rd parties, and they jumped to PS. The difference with N was that they could ride on their 1st party games, whereas Sega, and now PS3, don't have that option.
The DC had magnificent first party titles ,as Shenmue 1 and 2 ,Jet Set Radio ,Skies of Arcadia ,Phantasy Star Online ,Headhunter ,Virtua Tennis ,NBA 2k ,NHL 2k ,Ecco ,Crazy Taxi ,Sonic Adventure ...plus many exclusive japanese games ...to this date this is the only plattform that has received the underrated and excelent Streetfighter III Third Strike or Power Stone 1+2 .The problems of the Dreamcast were others ;Sega was indebted ,lack of third party support (Ea mainly ),inadequacy of the GDROm ,piratery easier than anything ......
The PS3 will have also a lot of exclusives ,Sony has right now more than 100 developing groups working for the machine as third or second party ,Liverpool Studios ,Guerrilla ,Evolution Studios ,Naughty DOg ,Insomniac ,Incognito ,Team Ico ,London Studios and many more .Plus the machine will have a lot of japanese exclusives ....most jap developers think primarily about their market and their games will be for the PS3 (and Wii ) ...for some as Square or Konami its absurd to make their games primarily for the X360 where they will sell in 2 markets instead of the PS3 where they will sell in all 3 and specially the japanese one .