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Forums - Gaming Discussion - [RUMOR] According to Xbox fan Microsoft will rebrand Xbox Series X to " SEGA Series X " in JAPAN, EDIT: Sega announcing " Arcade cloud " Cloud gaming for Arcade store

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What do you think " if " this is tru

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I don't believe this is true for a second, but it would be super cool if it was, and it would definitely be a good move in light of their non-existent brand presence in Japan.

Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

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Highly unlikely. If this is true, there would have to be some Sega exclusives to the Series X in Japan and internationally to add credibility.

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Stupid rumour is stupid. The SEGA name is pretty irrelevant in Japan why would MS even do this. Nope.

Why should we believe this guy?

Pemalite said:
vonny said:

Microsoft would have to pay north of 5 billion, it's not happening. The above rumor is even more ludicrous.

Microsoft has a Market Cap of 1.4~ Trillion.

They are 280x larger than that 5~ billion dollar number.

To put that in perspective, Microsoft's market cap is greater than Australia, Mexico, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia or Turkey's GDP.

Just food for thought.

Actually MS market cap is lower than than Australia's GDP but it's only around a 100 billion behind, and Market cap isn't the best indicator of a companies capacity to spend money it can go up and down a lot faster than gdp. after all MS went from 800 billion down to 250 billion before rebounding to today's numbers but it's purchasing capacity remained steady, still your point still stands, I don't think anyone in their right mind would argue against MS's capacity to pay that amount or even more.the catch is the xbox division is worth a fraction of that market cap and any expenditure would have to be seen from that perspective,so it really comes down to a business case and that's why we don't see companies making purchases just because they can.

My read of this is if it turns out true, is it would consist of a marketing/ branding deal covering Japan with SEGA making all their games be available on the SEGA branded console first along with gamepass day one availability,it may even see some games become exclusive in Japan.

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hinch said:
Stupid rumour is stupid. The SEGA name is pretty irrelevant in Japan why would MS even do this. Nope.

You are thinking of Sega Mega Drive and Sega Dreamcast only. Sega Saturn sold quite well in Japan, even though it was only on the market for 4 years before it's successor was released, it managed to sell 5.8m units in Japan. That is nearly 4x more than the bestselling Xbox console in Japan, Xbox 360, which sold 1.6m. 

Also Sega has several IP's that are fairly popular in Japan, which MS could potentially get as timed Xbox exclusives to help push the system (as well as xCloud) in Japan, including Persona, Yakuza, and Sakura Wars.

jason1637 said:
Why should we believe this guy?

I think this would be a great move for both companies, especially if they included most Dreamcast games into the Retro-compability program, but I don´t think this is true. 

BraLoD said:
Sega consoles have also never had a big presence in Japan either.
If Sega is written in a XB it definitely becomes a lot sexier for me tho xD
Would love to see Sega coming back, but XB would actually be the last place I would like it to be.

Go to Japan and walk into any Hard Off store and you will see walls and walls of Saturn games and consoles right now. Mega Drives and SMS. DC as well. Saturn was big in Japan. Sold better than N64.

Bite my shiny metal cockpit!

I googled Microsoft and Sega.
Not only was this rumor talked about (and apparently debunked) last month.
It was talked about in 2019.
And 2018
And apparently even 2012?

Gonna call BS. MS isn't going to spend billions, on billions, on billions just so they may have a chance of selling a console in Japan.

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