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During his latest YouTube live stream, Japanese technology journalist Zenji Nishikawa teased he will have a “huge scoop” on the level of Wired’s initial PlayStation 5 article in the June 4-due issue of Weekly Famitsu.

Nishikawa has a regular digital technology column in the magazine called “Complicated Conversation About Games.” His scoop for the June 4-due issue is said to be “revolutionary” and “will rile up the games industry.”

Nishikawa’s comments are as follows (starts at 2:07:41):

My column in next week’s issue of Famitsu is crazy. I got a huge scoop… It’s a world premiere article. And an exclusive. It may not be Nikkei or Weekly Bunshun, but if you want to know if it’s a scoop that big…it totally is! It’s a scoop from a game company that everyone loves. An insane scoop. Last year, Wired got the exclusive story on PlayStation 5, right? Other media didn’t. It’s that level of a scoop. I interviewed a certain company’s executive and technical staff, it’s really revolutionary… really, it’s a revolution.

It’ll be in Famitsu next Thursday. I already sent in my manuscript, so the proofs are being made now. It’s a scoop on a level that when the story comes out, other media will make a fuss to the company like, “Why didn’t you let us cover it?” Maybe people will say, “Who was the first to break that story?,” “It was Zenji Nishikawa, right?” It’s a scoop as major as the PlayStation 5 scoop. I just wanted to say that in advance.

I can’t say [anything more] here, but it’s OK for me to tease it (laughs). I was told that it’s OK to do so at various meetings. It’s being talked about in other places. Just not by the media. It’ll rile up the games industry.

After this, Nishikawa reportedly confirmed the scoop is Sega-related after accidentally letting the name slip when mentioning the company’s public relations. However, it did not seem problematic. After his slip-up was pointed out in the comments, Nishikawa said, “Did I say Sega? Then it’s Sega.” He also said it’s not Dreamcast 2.

While we cannot be certain whether Nishikawa was simply teasing when confirming the company as Sega, June 3 does mark the 60th anniversary of the Japanese giant, meaning there could be some news around that date. The company began its 60th anniversary promotional campaign back in March.

Thanks, Games Talk.



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Something mildly interesting - Deconfirms a Dreamcast 2 but not a new console.

I honestly don't have a clue of what it could be. SEGA does not own any IP that a exclusive deal would be huge.



Sega will become closely affiliated with Nintendo, essentially a second party partner. Can't think of anything else that would rile up the games industry.

EDIT: Something technology-related would be a new take on the miniconsole, such as a modern version of the Genesis with a properly equipped controller (not the extremely limited original four button controller) that comes with pre-installed games as well as a built-in storefront to purchase additional classic games, plus potentially modern indie games as well.

That's not something that would rile up the industry, but it has something to do with technology.

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Its definitely tech related, as the news will drop in the tech section of famitsu. SEGA is announcing new tech.

Maybe some type of home service for Arcades?



I think if it's a new console/device, I would buy it. Sega has now enough quality titles/IP as a publisher to make its own console.



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SKMBlake said:
I think if it's a new console/device, I would buy it. Sega has now enough quality titles/IP as a publisher to make its own console.

No they don't. SEGA does not even have a half the star power they did during their prime. They cant even make a above good Sonic game



Sega is developing another F-Zero for Nintendo.



Xxain said:
SKMBlake said:
I think if it's a new console/device, I would buy it. Sega has now enough quality titles/IP as a publisher to make its own console.

No they don't. SEGA does not even have a half the star power they did during their prime. They cant even make a above good Sonic game

Sega doesn't know how to make a good Sonic game for ages, but their other stuff are pretty good actually 



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SKMBlake said:
Xxain said:

No they don't. SEGA does not even have a half the star power they did during their prime. They cant even make a above good Sonic game

Sega doesn't know how to make a good Sonic game for ages, but their other stuff are pretty good actually 

Lets talk about SEGA on a global level.

Yakuza is gaining popularity to the point where Yakuza 6 sold on par with Japan. Yakuza 6 has not even sold 1 miliion copies.

Persona, which is not even developed by SEGA, is a key IP.

Sonic? - Global brand power but quality issues.

Bayonetta? - They don't invest in it.

All SEGA's classic IP are auctioned out ( Streets of Rage, Panzer Dragoon, )

What IP's are you talking about?



He claimed there's huge news regarding SEGA.

He claimed that everybody loves SEGA.

One of those is false. So why should we believe him on the other one?



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