From Sega Retro

Manufacturer: XingHong Electronic Co., Ltd
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Dreamcast
HK$1200 - HK$15001200 - HK$1500[1]

The Treamcast is an unauthorised Sega Dreamcast modification which originated from Hong Kong. It gained notability for being portable, being a smaller size than a regular Dreamcast console and having a fold-down LCD display. Despite being commonly labelled as a "clone", it used original Sega parts and as such is technically more of a modification than a clone in a regular sense.

The Treamcast's firmware allows it to play any Dreamcast game from any region of the globe, as well as CD-Rs and (with special software), MP3 and Video CD formats. However, despite coming from the east, it uses a North American power supply. It is compatible with all controllers, including its own proprietary controllers that come included with the package. These controllers are not compatible with VMUs, however. Widescreen versions of the display also exist.

The console was created probably by XingHong Electronic Co., Ltd, company known for releasing unlicenced Dreamcast accessories. They also released whole line of accessories with Treamcast brand such as DreamPhoto Mouse bundle with DC Photo Hunter (which is game compatible only with Treamcast), Treamcast Gun bundle with Silent Scope, Treamcast Controller, Treamcast VMU shells and Carry Case. The console became popular in Hong Kong were it was sold by many street stores for max HK$1500 (€160 or $190 at the time)[2][3]. The information spread worldwide thanks to Lik Sang, international distributor from Hong Kong that made an article in June 2003 about popularity of that console in this region.[4] After the article was quoted in many international media, many people wanted to buy new console. Lik Sang wanted to sell Treamcast and made a concept without Sega's trademarks and send it to Sega of Japan but in August 2003, Sega responded that they were still seeing this as a product not allowed.[5] In 2003-2004, few distributors from other countries around the world bought Treamcast and sold it regionally[6], but console was see as oddity rather than something popular.



Sega Dreamcast
Topics Technical specifications (Hardware comparison) | History (Development | Release | Decline and legacy | Internet) | List of games | Magazine articles | Promotional material | Merchandise
Hardware Japan (Special) | Western Europe | Eastern Europe | North America | Asia | South America | Australasia | Africa
Add-ons Dreamcast Karaoke | Dreameye
Controllers Controller | Arcade Stick | Fishing Controller | Gun (Dream Blaster) | Race Controller | Maracas Controller (Third-party) | Twin Stick | Keyboard | Mouse | Third-party
Controller Add-ons Jump Pack (Third-party) | Microphone | VMU (4x Memory Card | Third-party)
Development Hardware Dev.Box | Controller Box | Controller Function Checker | Sound Box | GD-Writer | C1/C2 Checker | Dev.Cas | GD-ROM Duplicator
Online Services/Add-ons Dreamarena | SegaNet | WebTV for Dreamcast | Modem | Modular Cable | Modular Extension Cable | Broadband Adapter | Dreamphone
Connector Cables Onsei Setsuzoku Cable | RF Adapter | Scart Cable | S Tanshi Cable | Stereo AV Cable | VGA Box

Dreamcast MIDI Interface Cable | Neo Geo Pocket/Dreamcast Setsuzoku Cable | Taisen Cable

Misc. Hardware Action Replay CDX | Code Breaker | Kiosk | MP3 DC | MP3 DC Audio Player | Official Case | Treamcast
Third-party accessories Controllers | Controller converters | Miscellaneous
Unreleased Accessories DVD Player | Zip Drive | Swatch Access for Dreamcast | VMU MP3 Player
Arcade Variants NAOMI | Atomiswave | Sega Aurora