How would the gaming world be different if Sega still made consoles?
Then we’d have four competitors in the hardware industry
It would be good for competition but my wallet would cry.
Hard to say if MS would have had the opening if Sega stayed around and remained relevant. MS actually partnered with Sega to have Windows on their platform, so it served the purpose they were trying to go for before they decided to make their own way. If Sega stayed, it's very possible that MS would have continued to do that, because their major interest was having Windows in the gaming market. Not sure how content they would have been with that in the long run though, since part of that was getting people into their eco-system, and likely Sega would want their own considering how things ended up being a gen later.
For me personally it should be Sega, Sony, Nintendo. It would be expensive but so worth it:)
I've owned every console except intellivision and PS4Pro. I started with pong straight through to the -X. I've watched companies disappear from the planet and new ones take their place. Sega is another causality of this industry. I owned every Sega console, absolutely love the Dreamcast, its a shame they went under. If they stayed, it would 4 consoles to own, competing for my money
It's a shame that games like Jet Grind Radio, Seaman, Power Stone, Skies of Arcadia didn't find a larger audience. There was no way Sega could ever survive the PS2 and come away with the resources to develop a new machine. When you're head to head against Madden, Final Fantasy and Gran Turismo and all you have is a game about a talking fish, you're already done. Sega made their bed, between the Game gear, the late life Genesis upgrades, the enormous debacle that was the Saturn and you'll find that almost every advantage Sega had, they had pissed away in 4-5 years. Sega wasn't going to keep making hardware unless the DC blew up, it didn't and it's kind of their fault. You have to pander to a base, especially back then. They pandered to a niche crowd and got burned for it. Just to be clear, I like the DC but it was doomed. Just like the Saturn, just like the Genesis.
I actually think they imploded when the spent the 50-70 million on the original shenmue. That was the most of expensive game made during their hayday. It was also mismanagement when SOJ took control back from SOA when designing the new console , they were just way out of touch and the rest is history.. I actually just looked into my collection and I came across Road Avengers and Sonic CD...ahhhh nostalgia.
I really wanted to play Skies of Arcadia but you never really saw Dreamcasts in Australia, which was a shame.
Pretty sure Sega and Microsoft would of been more involved.
They definitely could do some damage together
They did a good job with the Dreamcast
They would be a better competitor than MS ,.. that is for sure.,.. and they haven't left gaming,
i wouldhave broought another sega console if were sega were still releasing game
Sega can still do great games, they prooved it last gen with titles like PSU and chromehounds, which in my book CH was the best ever mech/pvp game to ever be released.. The only problem with Sega is mistake after mistake, shutting down servers to games way to soon is a trend for them, not to mention a fort Knox of games that could be bought back to life. Yeah for decades Sega could of turned there lunacy around and fans were often calling for many games to be made in current gen, something I feel they still should do but doubt they will ever do it. That being said I do feel all those franchises sitting as fossils now would be best auctioned on, I dare say I'd like to see ms grab some like streets of rage and captain commando and either keep the old 2D look or give those two games a new 3D look and maybe turn them into a full fledged mmorpg or at least a co op style like ninety nine notes with how the mass battles take place, but streets of rage/commando style. I seen someone above say they wished pretty much for Sega, Sony and Nintendo, obviously a Sony fanboy to make such a comment, yet the devil is in that three being Sony who is partly to blame for Sega not being around as much no more. While Sega tried to keep the gaming industry in coin op, Sony took it to a new level by changing gaming, Sega at the time didn't do much to change but Sony did all they could to force Sega out and corner gaming. The start of big gaming deals, sony grabbing up as many as they could that would ultimately force Sega into submission to the point Sega felt like there was nothing they could do anymore to compete, especially big dev deals at the time like soul calibre and tekken. Yeah it really baffles me a Sony owner saying they'd want Sega around and leave ms out, not only do ms do alot of good towards the industry to help advance it, but they do not realise the moves Sony made and who had a hand in which clearly paved the way for Sega to be none existent in this industry anymore. I do wonder, in fact no I don't as we know the outcome if it had of been ms or Nintendo that had been part of the cause of the Sega death in console gaming, it would be hell on earth for an eternity. But let's disagree on that shall we because Sony don't do nothing wrong, I think if Sony killed some family members of the fanboys on this site, they would actually get away with murder on here lol. I do miss my dreamcast, the first ever console to go online, it's dial up was expensive though, since hit was before broadband packages came in and I racked up a huge bill playing phantasy star online, I loved shenmue and marvel v capcom and many other fantastic games..
What made you think that everything about segas death is sonys fault?? So its like saying I have done my best at office work since i am contractual and needs good rating to permanent on the job while i have 1 rival who does his best at the end i won and the other is layed off. So is that my fault?? LOL dont exaggerate about how PS fans thinks sony can do no wrong. Whatever your bias in the console space, PS gamers are the churchgoers while Xbox fans are the "Cultist". Never Have I seen such delusion and Denial in a population of fanboys in the green camp. PS gamers brag and troll but we accept the truth that for example OG Xbox was stronger than PS2 and now Xbone X is stronger than pro. but back in 2013 a lot, I mean alot of Xfans thinks Xbone is as strong as a PS4. Now tell me, which fanboys defends their company the most?? even denying Xbox has no more exclusies. LOL stop blaming one company just because its doing well while the other one is not. Nintendo gamecube is not so successful but they are still in the business. Full of excuses fanboys nowadays. And lastly do more research who has done more harm than good, what company introduced the Online paywall?? What company wanted Always online DRM and cannot lend a game to a friend back in 2013?? Who said more lies than truth?? Kinect?? Hololens?? DX12?? Power of the Cloud?? what else?? Even steve ballmer said back digital is the future while dissing Bluray disc, well guess what disc drive in on the Xbone?? Who made Tomb raider Exclusive for 1 year even though its multiplat?? yep Sony does more damage. Right..
To be honest, they would have been underdogs, no matter what. There was always more hate than love for Sega, no matter how great or original, or innovative the ip they put out. Getting to a larger audience is what they needed, and gamers got to play games they wouldn't have if they were only on a Sega console. I was always a Sega fan, and have always chose their systems over the competitors. I built a great library of Sega classics over the years. Now others can play them.
I'd trade Microsoft and Sony to have Sega return to hardware again.
Hell naw!! Microsoft doesnt even equal one or the other. Lmao
It's all opinion and personal perspective. Why care?
Then Ryo Hazuki would of finally avenged his fathers death a long time ago. I’m going to be Fing dead by the time it does finally happen
If they'd continued to do business, they'd be out of business. It wasn't Dreamcast that got them into trouble, but the Genesis add-ons and dumping Saturn on the market.
This hurts because I loved Sega. Some of the best consoles and way ahead of their time as far as innovation and capabilities. Glad they are still making games at least.
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