Saturday, May 28, 2011

Finally, a portable Space Channel 5 player!

Space Channel 5 isn't the only game I'd play on a portable Dreamcast; I'd also play ChuChu Rocket!, Jet Grind Radio and Shenmue, among others.

Of course, that would require both the existence and purchase of such a system.

Surprisingly, the former point of contention is about to be taken care of thanks to ... some company that isn't Sega. Said company's portable Dreamcast (below) will be sold via pachimon.tv beginning next month. The system's price tag: ¥38,000 (about $470).


As much as I'd love to play Space Channel 5 and ChuChu Rocket! during my next flight or road trip, I think I'll hang on to my hard-earned money and play games on my DS instead.

(Via andriasang.com)

17 comments:

Linnea said...

Haha, I just played Space Channel 5 minutes ago. :D A portable dreamcast sounds sweet indeed, but the price tag does not.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Hey there, Linnea! Yeah, the price tag definitely is not sweet, esp. when you consider this isn't an official release.

Zigfried said...

I would totally buy this.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Why don't you buy one and then tell the rest of us if it's worth it, Zigfried? :)

apricotsushi said...

I love the text... "Super rare! Portable Dreamcast"

I guess since it's super rare they can get away with charging that much? Yeesh! :\

Bryan Ochalla said...

Anne: I have a feeling they're trying to pass it off as rare so that they can get away with charging that much :)

Kamiwoo said...

It looks very nice, and I love portable gaming and all, but yeah, I think I'll be passing on this as well. We may end up getting some Dreamcast classics ported over to the 3DS or the next PSP anyway, so I'd feel kind of bad about spending this kind of money if that happened!

In terms of rare, expensive Dreamcasts, I'd rather get this pink Sakura Taisen set instead: http://i1092.photobucket.com/albums/i419/Kamiwoo/DSC02129.jpg

Kamiwoo said...

Oops, looks like my URL got cut off, there! Let's try this again.

http://bit.ly/jJD9kr

RetroKingSimon said...

Nice piece of kit but I think I'll stick to home Dreamcast gaming! :P

Bryan Ochalla said...

I wasn't being serious about wanting it, Kamiwoo, though I do think it's kind of cool. If I was going to blow that kind of money (or more) it would be for a PC Engine LT and nothing else!

BTW, that Sakura Taisen DC is pretty cool! You should get it :)

Bryan Ochalla said...

Simon: Yeah, I agree. Home DC gaming is much cheaper -- and probably more enjoyable, too :)

Viewtiful_Justin said...

That's really cool! But....call me when there's a portable NES.

Bryan Ochalla said...

Actually, Justin, there *are* portably NESes! Not official ones, of course, but they do exist. Let me look for a link to one that has been recommended to me...

Sean said...

It does look cool but that price? You could easily buy 10 regular Dreamcasts for that much. If you wanted to. They must be mad!

Viewtiful_Justin said...

QUA?! Do tell!!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Sean: Yeah, they're clearly trying to appeal to DC freaks. I could see spending $500 on such a thing back when the DC was new-ish, but now? No thanks. Plus, it's not even official. Next!

Bryan Ochalla said...

Justin: Here's the system that someone on Twitter pointed out to me. It's supposed to be pretty nice -- http://www.amazon.com/Hyperkin-Portable-System-Wireless-Controllers/dp/B004H7KXAY