We now have the sales figures in, and as of December 31st, the Dreamcast has officially sold 1,550,000 units! This has indeed exceeded all previous expectations. Remember that the original expectation was for the DC to get to 1.5 million by March 31st.

In a related story, in Europe, Sega Europe has announced that 650,000 units have been sold as of today, the 11th. This is very good, considering how small of a video game market Europe is.

This means so far, in America and Europe, the DC has broken sales records. And with Shenmue already out in Japan with a huge positive impact over there, expect the same to happen domestically once we get that title along with the likes of Chu Chu Rocket, Dead or Alive 2, Crazy Taxi and more.