When Sega’s Dreamcast debuts on 9 September, it will come with a portable device to enable users to take their favourite games on the road.
The Visual Memory Unit (VMU) costs $24.99 and plugs into the controller of the $199 Dreamcast console, which looks similar to a Nintendo Gameboy.
It includes a small LCD display, which can show confidential information to individual gamers such as planning strategies during war or sports games, and “Sega Sports NFL 2K” is tipped to be the first game to exploit this functionality.
The VMU will also enable consumers to download games or characters from games to take with them on their travels.
Sources close to Sega claim the firm will produce mini games that consumers can download from the Internet via the Dreamcast modem to play on the VMU. Two gamers can also use their VMUs to play at the same time even when they are away from their consoles.
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