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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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Unexpected 15 38.46%
 
I always do love Sega more than Xbox 11 28.21%
 
I hate it , i want Xbox name keep as it is 4 10.26%
 
Some fans don't have loyalty at all 1 2.56%
 
I love Sega and Xbox equally 7 17.95%
 
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Captain_Yuri said:
KLXVER said:
Well MS would need to do something this drastic to get anywhere in Japan. The XB1 numbers are pathetic there to say the least.

Would mean they also got Atlus, so that would be huge for them. Persona 6 a Series X exclusive.

The internet would go insane

All that chaos and rage though. I already saw ppl like Jaytechtv lose their collective shit over HZD, imagine Persona 6, it'd be a bloodbath of endless rage.

We all know it's never going to happen though, but can you imagine?.



               

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shikamaru317 said:
hinch said:

Thanks for proving my point. That was how many years ago? Like over 20. And Saturn was a catastrophic failure.

Have to ask why would proud Japanese company even think about being bought out by a foreign company. On their 60th anniversary at that.

Again, dumb.

Nothing here says they are being bought out. This may simply be a partnership, much like the Tencent-Nintendo partnership in China, where Tencent markets and sells the Switch for Nintendo. 

That's the bad example. Not sure if anyone would want a partnership like Tencent-Nintendo has. There is only 5 games in total there available on Switch which in my opinion shows that Tencent is making a terrible job at selling Switch in China.



 

Leynos said:
This is dumb and desperate. Why not just try to get Nintendo more appeal in the west by naming it Atari? SEGA has not made a console in 20 years. An entire generation grew up without them. Nothing says SEGA console-like Halo as a launch title that is also on Xbox One. So this just sounds stupid.

First let me start by saying this is unlikely. The rumor is going by the logic MS would use Sega as the face of the system in Japan to appeal to Japanese customers... because Sega is actually pretty relevant in Japan.

It would also suggest Series X would be getting unique support that would justify using Sega as the face. It actually wouldn't be a terrible idea if they wanted to grow the Xbox brand in Japan, but again it just seems unlikely.

More importantly, I don't see Japan as a market worth fighting for. In the grand scheme, its a small niche market. Not worth pouring resources into. At best I would simply suggest MS encourages and perhaps fund ports of Japanese games, then put them on Gamepass. I suspect they may be doing that already. If they want to do that and use Sega as their face in Japan, I guess that would be fine.



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derpysquirtle64 said:
shikamaru317 said:

Nothing here says they are being bought out. This may simply be a partnership, much like the Tencent-Nintendo partnership in China, where Tencent markets and sells the Switch for Nintendo. 

That's the bad example. Not sure if anyone would want a partnership like Tencent-Nintendo has. There is only 5 games in total there available on Switch which in my opinion shows that Tencent is making a terrible job at selling Switch in China.

Of course, but I think it's safe to say Sega would probably do a better job selling the Xbox in Japan than Tencent does selling Switch in China, especially if MS gives them a good percentage of all Xbox revenue in Japan. Sega name still means something in Japan, a combination of Sega packaging, commercials, and all Sega games available day one on Series X would already be enough to easily top OG Xbox and XB1 sales in Japan. If there were some Sega exclusives or even timed exclusives as well, Series X would probably beat 360's 1.6m Japan sales numbers, which would be enough to lock down strong JP 3rd party support as well. 



On second thought, the nerdrage of Persona as an Xbox franchise does make me smile like a madman, so I say go for it.



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AsGryffynn said:
On second thought, the nerdrage of Persona as an Xbox franchise does make me smile like a madman, so I say go for it.

Persona, Sonic, Yakuza, Panzer Dragoon, Super Monkey Ball, and what else have they done somewhat recently? 



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Leynos said:
To people talking about MS buying SEGA. It's not happening. SEGA is OWNED by Sammy Corp. SEGA is a Subsidiary. Unless MS wants to get in Pachinko machines.

No, Sega is part of the Sega Sammy Holdings.

Hypothetically, MS could just buy specific things from Sega Sammy. If MS simply wanted video game IPs and perhaps studios, they could just buy that.

For example, Disney didn't buy all of Fox. They just bought their entertainment properties, which is basically TV shows and movies.



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trunkswd said:
AsGryffynn said:
On second thought, the nerdrage of Persona as an Xbox franchise does make me smile like a madman, so I say go for it.

Persona, Sonic, Yakuza, Panzer Dragoon, Super Monkey Ball, and what else have they done somewhat recently? 

Valkyria Chronicles, Sakura Wars, and, er... Phantasy Star Online 2 (US)?
...Maybe some Tertis?



Shaunodon said:
trunkswd said:

Persona, Sonic, Yakuza, Panzer Dragoon, Super Monkey Ball, and what else have they done somewhat recently? 

Valkyria Chronicles, Sakura Wars, and, er... Phantasy Star Online 2 (US)?
...Maybe some Tertis?

Thank you. When I think Sega only Sonic and the Genesis / Mega Drive pop in my head. 



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Xbox brand doesn’t register in Japan. Sega has more pull. It’s a crazy rumor but I hope it’s true.

The asset denial and meltdowns will be insane :)



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