Why Sega Buying Atlus Was The Best We Could Have Hoped For

Gaming Bus: "Reports out of Japan, via Nikkei (JIS), are that Atlus, via their parent company Index Corp., are being bought by Sega for ¥14bn. Fans are, naturally, up in arms, holding up virtual RIP signs for great Japanese games under Sega’s banner that never saw the light of day in America."

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Donnieboi1431d ago

No the best would have been Kadokawa. Too late now. SEGA is one of the worst matches.

gamer421431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

I really wanted the potential devil survivor 3, persona 5, and SMT V to be in english.

But with sega it doesn't seem very likely.

Oh well, looks like I'm signing up for japanese for beginners...
(Hopefully sega just funds them and leaves Atlus to do their own thing)

dark-hollow1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

"Devil survivor 3"

If it happened, then there is a high possibility that Sega won't localize it ):

Yi-Long1431d ago

I'm the complete opposite; I absolutely refuse to buy dub-only releases, so hopefully now we'll finally get to play these great games with the original voices and subs.

SoulSercher6201430d ago

Time to give a farewell salute to Atlus as Sega runs them into the ground.

Kingthrash3601431d ago

wow sega????????????? FFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!

sony should have jumped on this...but better than nintendo buying it.....but sega be fuc***g up!!!


Game4life1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

My reaction to atlus being bought by sega

AceBlazer131431d ago

Namco imo would have been the best we could ask for,Sega has too many negative possibilities.

ABeastNamedTariq1431d ago


F*** Sega, honestly. I know I'm being pessimistic, but Sega + Atlus = Match made in hell to me.

majiebeast1431d ago (Edited 1431d ago )

Let me make a list of things Sega fugded up.

-No marketing for Bayonetta
-Releasing Resonance of Fate 1 week after Final Fantasy 13 basicly sending it to die.
-No marketing for Vanquish
-No marketing for Anarchy Reigns
-Not localizing Yakuza 5 but instead localzing the zombie game nobody wanted.
-Killing off the Valkyrie Chronicles franchise by putting it on PSP and again no marketing.
-Killing Alpha Protocol with no marketing.
-Not localing Shining force games and then pulling youtube footage from said games uploaded by fans.
-Not localizing PSO2
-Butchering Sega of America
-C&D fan streets of rage game then saying they got something planned which turned out to be a shitty IOS version of a rom of Streets of rage.

List goes on and on.

Sega is one of the worst possible outcomes next to Microsoft. Only good thing is all stars racing transformed and thats mostly cause Sumo is so freaking amazing that they should have made LBP karting.

admiralvic1431d ago

Why is not localizing PSO 2 on that list? A western version was announced and is just "delayed". Not saying that is any better, but it's still possible.

r211431d ago

Reading this makes me worried for Atlus by tenfolds now D:
Sega have mercy on Atlus please!

dark-hollow1431d ago

Please stop! I want to live in denial of that Sega will change their ways....

KonsoruMasuta1431d ago

To be fair, Alpha Protocol was horrible and deserved to die.

Bayonetta also had tons of marketing in the east.

Inception1431d ago

Well, i'm sure i can't sleep well tonight. Maybe will have tons of nightmare of how sega killed persona, smt, etc >.<

tiffac0081430d ago (Edited 1430d ago )

Everything you just wrote there was a punch in the gut. >_<

May I also add that they never localized Sakura Taisen 1-4 during the heyday of the franchise.

SoulSercher6201430d ago

Might as well add Persona 5 to that list. They don't have to announce it to know our chances of getting that game are low.

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