DreamCast is an underrated console that is not so well known. It is considered to be a 6th generation console, but I disagree with that statement. DreamCast was actually a 5th generation console.
- DreamCast was released in 1998 (1999 in America), the same time as Game Boy Color, which is considered to be a 5th generation console.
- DreamCast was released in the late 1990s, before the 21st century. PS2, XBOX, and GameCube were released in the 21st century.
- DreamCast was 64 bit, just like Nintendo 64 and Atari Jaguar of the 5th generation.
- DreamCast could play audio CD, though not DVD. PlayStation 2 and XBOX, on the other hand could play DVD Video. GameCube, despite using minidiscs and was not large enough to fit an audio CD or a DVD Video, the minidiscs for its games were of DVD format. PlayStation, which was a console of the 5th generation, could play audio CDs and not DVDs, just like DreamCast.
- Game that are not exclusive to DreamCast, such as Buzz Lightyear Star Command, Tom Clancey's Rainbow Six, and Dinosaur were also on PlayStation and some on Nintendo 64, which were 5th generation consoles.
- DreamCast died in 2001, the same year that N64 died. Though PlayStation and Game Boy Color lasted to continue having games in 2002.
I agree that DreamCast was ahead of its time, but I think it is actually a 5th generation console.