The Broadband Adapter is a network adapter that was released as a separate accessory for the Dreamcast in Japan on July 15, 2000, retailing at the United States followed suit on January 9, 2001, with a retail price of USD$59.95. The adapter was never bundled with any console, and in the United States, the adapter was only available in Sega's online store for a few months after its release; it appeared in retail stores starting in March of that year. Though it was never released in Europe, use of an American (or Japanese) adapter on a PAL system is possible since the adapter is not region coded. Only a few hundred thousand were produced as worldwide broadband adoption was still poor at the time. Due to the adapter's launch late in the lifespan of the Dreamcast, only a handful of games supported the adapter as developers had to explicitly include support for the adapter in their games; the games that did support it were able to take advantage of the 10 and 100 Mbit speeds provided by the adapter.