Recently, Sega accidentally disclosed plans about bringing Sega Dreamcast games to the Playstation 3 as downloadable titles on the Playstation Network. Although, nothing is official yet, many fans were already excited of the potential deal between Sega and Sony. So should Sega execute of their plan to bring Sega Dreamcast games to the Playstation Network of the Playstation 3? Here are a few reasons why they should do so.
Build Fan Base
It has only been a few years since Sega’s decision to leave the console manufacturing business and abandon the Sega Dreamcast in order to become a third-party multiplatform publisher. As a result, Sega still has a long way to go in terms of building a relationship with Playstation and other gamers from other systems. Having Sega Dreamcast games on the Playstation Network will be a great opportunity to build a strong bond with the ever-growing fan base of the Playstation 3.
Extra Revenue Stream
Sega hasn’t always been a finically stable company. Bringing Sega Dreamcast games to the Playstation Network will provide an extra low-cost revenue stream to the third-party publisher that badly needs it. Aside from coming up with a Sega Dreamcast emulator for the Playstation 3, Sega doesn’t have to spend too much in the deal. This is because the games are already completed years ago while the extra savings from the lack of packaging are also added bonuses. Without having to worry about supply and demand to boot, Sega could really make a killing with Sega Dreamcast games on the Playstation Network of the Playstation 3.
Recoup Past Investments
Sega decided to abandon the Sega Dreamcast because it was a huge financial sinkhole. Now may be their chance to recoup all the losses they suffered because of their last video game system. Games like the Shenmue series have the opportunity to earn back their initial investment if Sega decided to put the titles on the Playstation Store of the Playstation 3. Not to mention that Sega has already done this with their previous systems with the Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console.
Keep Brand Name Strong
Finally, the Sega Dreamcast is still one of the most beloved video game systems ever despite not selling very well to the mass market in the past. In fact, it still has a cult following more than ten years after launch. Sega should siege this opportunity by bringing Sega Dreamcast games to the Playstation Network. By keeping the system fresh in the minds of the gaming population, Sega would benefit in the future if they were to release a Sega Dreamcast 2 down the line.