Happy 15th birthday, Sega Dreamcast!

Few dreamcaststars have burned as brightly — and burned out as quickly — as Sega’s Dreamcast console.

Adored by players from the moment it was announced in 1998, the system was truly ahead of its time. Even today, on the 15th anniversary of its debut, the Dreamcast has a fan base more loyal than many modern systems.

Read more at Yahoo! Games

Nintendo’s Wii hits a heckuva milestone

You don’t have to be a student of the video gameindustry to know the Wii is king of the hill, but the company is now underlining just how secure it is in its reign. 

Nintendo announced Tuesday that it has now sold 30 million Wiis in the U.S. alone. That milestone comes just 45 months after the device went on sale. To put that into perspective, the PlayStation 2, the industry’s best selling home console, has sold more than 50 million units – but took over eight years to do so.

Read more at Variety’s Technotainment blog