Dreamcast Karaoke

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Dreamcast Karaoke
Made for: Sega Dreamcast
Manufacturer: Sega
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
¥18,80018,800 HKT-4301

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Dreamcast Karaoke (ドリームキャストカラオケ) is a karaoke peripheral for the Sega Dreamcast, only sold in Japan. Though to the western world it seems like an odd attachement for a games console, karaoke is hugely popular in Japan, with many of the major consoles supporting karaoke adapters; for instance, the Sega Saturn had MKU-1.


The karaoke unit sits below the Dreamcast system and links up via the expansion port (which is usually occupied by the Dreamcast Modem). As well as this, the power and video outputs need to be linked between the unit and the Dreamcast console. The karaoke unit has an expansion port of its own, allowing the setup to be expanded even further if needed. The Dreamcast Karaoke interfaces with Sega Kara (bundled with the unit), and at one point allowed the user to download songs from the internet. As the servers have since been taken offline, this is no longer an option.

The device supports up to two microphones, each with its own volume control. Other than having Dreamcast branding, the microphones are similar in nature to normal ones, and so can be used in other karaoke devices if required.

Magazine articles

Main article: Dreamcast Karaoke/Magazine articles.

Photo gallery

Physical scans

Dreamcast, JP
DreamcastKaraoke DC JP Box Front.jpg
Dreamcast KaraokeJP Manual.jpeg
Dreamcast Karaoke JP Leaflet.jpeg
Dreamcast Karaoke JP Microphone Stickers.jpeg
Microphone Stickers
Dreamcast Karaoke JP Song Book Front.jpeg
Song Book (Front)
Dreamcast Karaoke JP Song Book Back.jpeg
Song Book (Back)


  1. https://sega.jp/history/hard/dreamcast/devices.html (Wayback Machine: 2020-03-02 04:53)

Sega-related karaoke equipment/Sega Kara
Prologue 21 (199x) | Super Prologue 21 (199x) | Candoone (200x)
Mega-CD Karaoke (1992) | MKU-1 (1995) | Dreamcast Karaoke (2001)
Sega Kara for Dreamcast (2001) | Sega Kara for PC (200x) | Sega Kara (mobile) (2011)
Video Karaoke (200x) | DVD Karaoke Game DVT-G100 (2009)
Sega Dreamcast
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