Sega will make its next attempt to wrest control of the home video game market away from Sony and Nintendo this fall when it releases its eagerly awaited Windows CE-based Dreamcast machine in America. The Dreamcast, which went on sale last fall in Japan, will hit American shores on September 9th, selling for $199. The Dreamcast is expected to be a big success, with over 30,000 pre-orders from retailers. Sega is expecting over 200,000 pre-orders by the time it launches.

Sega says the Dreamcast features a 56 Kbps modem so that users can play Internet-based games, browse the Web and get email. One possibility, and this is rare with game consoles these days, is for Dreamcast to actually ship with a game, Sega Rally 2