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That is very sad. My company is laying of about 20k.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

If ever Microsoft was going to make an actual play for success in Japan, now would be the time to do it. Sega stock is about to be much cheaper, and a Sega acquisition would be perfect for them, not only giving them Japanese IP's and developers to release on Xbox Series/PC/xCloud, but Sega also owns several western PC developers whose games could be used to push Gamepass PC.

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shikamaru317 said:

If ever Microsoft was going to make an actual play for success in Japan, now would be the time to do it. Sega stock is about to be much cheaper, and a Sega acquisition would be perfect for them, not only giving them Japanese IP's and developers to release on Xbox Series/PC/xCloud, but Sega also owns several western PC developers whose games could be used to push Gamepass PC.

No, and stop asking for this. It's not going to happen nor should it.



Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

shikamaru317 said:

If ever Microsoft was going to make an actual play for success in Japan, now would be the time to do it. Sega stock is about to be much cheaper, and a Sega acquisition would be perfect for them, not only giving them Japanese IP's and developers to release on Xbox Series/PC/xCloud, but Sega also owns several western PC developers whose games could be used to push Gamepass PC.

Although I would prefer Sony doing it or they keeping independent, yes this would be a vulnerable moment for them and MS could strike.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

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DonFerrari said:
shikamaru317 said:

If ever Microsoft was going to make an actual play for success in Japan, now would be the time to do it. Sega stock is about to be much cheaper, and a Sega acquisition would be perfect for them, not only giving them Japanese IP's and developers to release on Xbox Series/PC/xCloud, but Sega also owns several western PC developers whose games could be used to push Gamepass PC.

Although I would prefer Sony doing it or they keeping independent, yes this would be a vulnerable moment for them and MS could strike.

Another option for MS, rather than buying Sega Sammy stock, would be for MS to make a deal to split Sega from Sammy, giving Microsoft control of Sega and Sammy enough money to ride out the covid pandemic's negative effects on their pachinko business. Would be cheaper than buying Sega Sammy outright. 

In fact, even a Sega acquisition deal might not be necessary, MS could simply make a deal to get Xbox ports on all future Sega/Atlus games for say 10 years, with day one Gamepass/xCloud release on all of them, and in exchange Sega Sammy would get enough money to ride out the pandemic.

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 06 November 2020

shikamaru317 said:
DonFerrari said:

Although I would prefer Sony doing it or they keeping independent, yes this would be a vulnerable moment for them and MS could strike.

Another option for MS, rather than buying Sega Sammy stock, would be for MS to make a deal to split Sega from Sammy, giving Microsoft control of Sega and Sammy enough money to ride out the covid pandemic's negative effects on their pachinko business. Would be cheaper than buying Sega Sammy outright. 

In fact, even a Sega acquisition deal might not be necessary, MS could simply make a deal to get Xbox ports on all future Sega/Atlus for say 10 years, with day one Gamepass release on all of them, and in exchange Sega Sammy would get enough money to ride out the pandemic.

Sure both moves could be done, but I don't think japanese people would accept MS buying Sega or Sammy. A 10 year deal for first release or GP would be easier to happen.



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8808363

Mr Puggsly: "Hehe, I said good profit. You said big profit. Frankly, not losing money is what I meant by good. Don't get hung up on semantics"

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=9008994

Azzanation: "PS5 wouldn't sold out at launch without scalpers."

Time for Sony to step in, and offer them a huge pay check, for Atlus.
(apart from Yakuza... and the Atlus RPGs.... sega doesnt do much for me)



Sonic for Nintendo or Microsoft.



This thread looks like a crow fest before the body is even dead. =P

I hope Sega can manage to pull through without being purchased by anyone.



Please, feel free to correct my English.