JD Harding of our affiliate Joyopolis has alerted me to what’s going on with retail chain Fred Meyer’s and DC products:
Dreamcast products are being carried at the Fred Meyer store here in Puyallup, Washington. There isn’t a very large selection of games, and they carry few consoles (about 1 to 5). They have VMUs and memory cards from different companies, Jump Packs, controller wire extensions, AC adapters, RF cables, Gameshark CDX (for Dreamcast), and enhanced-play (6 button, rapid repeat, programmable, arcade-style) controllers. The game selection is about twenty or so different games, and pretty well stocked, though last time I checked there still was only one copy of Ecco the Dolphin and Sonic Adventure.
JD also gave me a bit of background information on Fred Meyers: In Washington state, at least, there are hundreds of these chain stores. Perhaps this is a chain associated with the Northwest US. But at least now we have clarification.