A number of sources have reached out to us with news that Sega is preparing to release a Dreamcast collection for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms. While it has yet to be confirmed by Sega, a disc release that contains the recently released Dreamcast titles that have already been ported to the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 platforms does seem possible.
Apparently, retailer GameStop showed the Dreamcast Collection for pre-order on its Web site for a short time with a price of $29.99 and a release date of February 15th, 2011. (Some of our sources are reporting to us that it is actually slated for a February 17th release!) However, it was pulled down very quickly; but this does seem to fit with the rumors that we are hearing.
The posting on the GameStop Web site did not indicate what titles might be included in this Dreamcast Collection, but it is safe to assume that Sonic Adventures, Sega Bass Fishing, Space Channel 5, and the just released Crazy Taxi would likely be part of the collection. Of course, a number of other Dreamcast titles have been rumored as also in the conversion process, but so far (as with the rumors of the Dreamcast Collection itself) we have to suspect that it is likely to contain another Dreamcast title or two to round out the offering.
A retail disc offering of the Dreamcast Collection might be just the ticket to pad some extra sales dollars in the Sega coffers and maximize the effectiveness of getting the Dreamcast conversions out. If Sega offers the bundle of Dreamcast titles in a disc offering and at a better price by buying all of them at once, this could be the catalyst to spark reportedly slow sales on the initial download offerings.