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Submitted by IAMERROR 435d ago | news

Why Did Microsoft's Acquisition of SEGA Fall Through?

Microsoft's long-rumoured plan to acquire SEGA never came to pass because Bill Gates was sceptical the company had "enough muscle" to stop Sony, according to the company's former VP of Windows Sales. (Industry, Microsoft, Sega)

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chasegarcia  +   435d ago
I guess Bill was more of a Mario kid. I would have bought Sega without questions.
IAMERROR  +   435d ago
Sega has a lot of great IPs.

@amaguli

Sega themselves aren't exactly utilizing them lol

Sonic will no doubt be used, Phantasy Star online, probably. Makes me think that if they ever did they we might not have gotten Valkyria Chronicles or yakuza :/
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amaguli  +   435d ago
But the big question is would Microsoft have had utilized those IPs, or would Sega have gotten the Rare treatment?
Knight_Crawler  +   435d ago
Well looking at Segas financials, the company is doing ok but it is not generating much money.

If I remember correctly the price for Sega was almost2 time the amount that MS paid for Rare...fair enough Sega has more ip's but would MS really have seen that money back.
SaiyanFury  +   434d ago
Thank God M$ didn't acquire SEGA. Then series' like Yakuza would never make it over here. Hell, the series might not even keep getting subsequent games anymore. Thankfully MS didn't get them. SEGA stay your own way, and for the love of all that is holy, BRING OVER YAKUZA 5 and the HD collection! :)
cyberninja  +   435d ago
Thank God Ms never bought Sega.
1Victor  +   435d ago
Personally I think he was short sighted he wanted a one hit K.O win against Sony but as in fighting games there's no one hit win in real life if bill would had purchased Sega Microsoft would have a better chance to bested both Sony and Nintendo but that's history now and there's no chance of Sega been sold now or in the next generation . Mark my words Sega will rise again for the generation after next with a new console .
Donnieboi  +   435d ago
Punctuation can be your friend.
1Victor  +   435d ago
Thanks for the comment ,next time contribute to the conversation instead of been a gamma professor with a trolling doctorate. I'm writing from my cellphone and with little time for grammatical check .
miyamoto  +   435d ago
super glad that didn't happen.
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Dlacy13g  +   435d ago
I love reading/watching about these kind of back room deals/decisions. You never realize just how close some of these seemingly crazy buyouts/mergers come to be.

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