I rented a Dreamcast for a weekend. Soulcalibur looked pretty, better than the arcade version. But I had FF8 to play and FF9 was coming the following year. Then there was the PS2 and the Gamecube.
When Sega went third party, I bought Virtua Fighter 4 on PS2 day one, then got Skies of Arcadia Legends for Gamecube. Sega is one of my top tier third party developers now, thanks to Valkyria Chronicles and Yakuza. It's honestly too bad they didn't hold on to 2K games. They wouldn't have been able to make NFL games but they could have done MLB and NBA games and become the second largest sports game company after EA, at least. I never owned a Sega console, but I'd rather they were the third competitor in the market than the Xbox line.