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The Sega console that wasn't: The sad demise of a once great gaming giant

The Sega Pluto promised to offer out-of-the-box internet connectivity, which would have been revolutionary for a '90s gaming console. Only problem is, Sega never released it.

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Statix1162d ago

The Sega Saturn was and still is a thing of beauty. Ah, the memories.

ijust2good1162d ago

Look like Nintendo will join them as a has been descent innovative company.

Too bad Wii U is gonna go the same way.

thebudgetgamer1162d ago (Edited 1162d ago )

Sega is the best example of what happens when you lose consumer confidence.

Jek_Porkins1162d ago

To be fair though, they didn't lose it on a single thing or two, they lost it because of multiple devices and pieces of hardware that they released at a high price point and then basically abandoned in short order.

Sega CD, Sega 32x, Sega Saturn, which was originally going to be a 2D machine only, but they rushed and added extra processors to make it 3D capable because of the PlayStation's release. Developers couldn't program for it, they announced it at E3, then at that very same E3 say the console is already available at retail...WTF?

See, in the gaming business you need to build up hype, entice people with games and features, Sega had no momentum with the Saturn, and people ignored it, even though it turned out to be a nice and underrated piece of hardware, it actually had a lot going for it, including the ability to go online.

Sega had lost consumer confidence by the time the Dreamcast came along, and back to back consoles selling less than 10 million was the straw that broke the camels back, Sega banked on people wanting to play against their friends online over graphics and a DVD player (PS2), but the DVD player aspect of the PS2 drew in non gamer's and gamer's alike, so it was a huge win, and Sega closed up shop.

Nintendo has consumer confidence in their handhelds and software, and people will hopefully see what the Wii U has to offer at this E3 and it'll pick up.

SpiralTear1162d ago

If this was released, Pluto would still be a planet.

showtimefolks1162d ago

This is what blind fanboys should understand before a company goes out of business and stop blindly hating

I read many comments when sony's financial info came out that end for PS brand but what they don't understand is less competition means lesser products and consumers have fewer options so publishers decide the fate

Now everyone misses Sega if we end this blindness of hate than this could be Sony,MS or Nintendo next

Just like THQ isn't out of business

CEOSteveBallmer1162d ago

No! This simply can't be true. The Dreamcast is through? There must be a 2 ow! Sega I know I can count on you to follow through. Please tell me oow!
Do you know if dreams come true? Because if they do the Dreamcast 2 is true.
Do you know if dreams come true? Cause if they do theres a Dreamcast 2. - Keith Apicary!! http://www.youtube.com/watc...

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