Sega appears to be taking the first steps toward reentering the video game console market. If so, it would make sense because there is an opening for another company
As much as I would LOVE to see a Dreamcast 2 I don't think it would be a good idea. Sega is doing just fine making games for all consoles. If they were to release their own it would mean that they would have to make all their multiplats or at least most of them exclusives. NOT a good idea.
The death of Sega is near if they do this.
what they need to do is go after a console like nintendo sense there family oriented and stop selling sega based games to nintendo and make a console like the wii or the next wii but better graphics and controllers they can still market to ps and micro or vise versa they need to go after 1 company and if apple would back them would be a great console since the hype of them returning alone will sell consoles or something along the lines of that! would be there best chance not saying nintendo just using them as an example lol
yeah I don't see it either. Sega is in no position to launch another console by themselves. They would need major backing from a big electronics hardware manufacturer to keep costs down and compete. Say Samsung, Matsushida or Toshiba.
Not a good idea at all to do this, a 4 console market is too much. I can see Sega doing well if they make a console with another company, but they're already losing too much money to come back into the console market.
I would buy there console just for the shear fact that the Nintendo/Sega rivalry would be back. Heh, remember, "Sega does, what NintenDon't!"
No way can this be true, let me explain.. Firstly if this was true then Sega would still need to make an annoucement then it would be another year or so before release of this console so wat is it? a 7th or 8th gen machine? cant be a 7th cos that is just way too late now and if they wanted to make a 8th gen machine then your looking at a price tag of around 1-2 billion dollars. Sega have been losing money for some years & not just a little bit either, 560 jobs are being cut in March so i say to you a new console pppff no way more like either bankruptcy or a merger is most likely on the cards.
its a rumor and labeled as a rumor and a very interesting article
What I would like to see is a joint venture between sega and nintendo, two companie good at hardware and software. Though a Joint venture between microsoft and sega makes far more sense to me esspecially since Microsoft sucks at the hardware side but does got the financial strength. Also both companies don't really like sony.
You mean like PS3 exclusive Valkyrie Chronicles? Is that how much they hate Sony?
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I'm pretty sure Sony and MS are buddies outside of their gaming divisions. They kind of need each other when it comes to Windows and Vaio computers.
I much as i love Sega this would be suicide. I don't think the games industry can support 4 consoles. Period. Sega should just stick to publishing and developing devs. They should make Platinum games a in house studio and buy them already. Bayonetta and MadWorld is already both looking really good.
I don't mean to burst any sega fan's bubbles, but Sega have had a hard time even profiting from software sales, lately, let alone a new console (which is going to bleed money for YEARS before it has a chance in hell of profiting). Sega just couldn't pull it off by themselves.
see this happen as they have laid some workers off and with with 540 jobs are about to go with this recsession i cant see it happen anytime soon it would be great if sega come back but i dont think they will theres no real news about it or information regarding a new sega console
MS and Sega were once going to join forces, I think we would end up with a beast of a console, the Dreamcast IMO is not that far off the WII/Xbox/PS2 in terms of graphics performance, and how old is it now? I always liked the AM2 boards. One thing I know for sure Sega cannot do this alone, I do not see them going with Sony because Sony's hardware is usually somthing they like to keep to themselves e.g. emotion engine/Cell, I could see them with Nintendo but IMO MS is there best bet because really when you think about it MS took everything the dreamcast was trying to do and made it like it was meant to be with Xbox-live, I think they would be good for each other.
If Sega puts out another console and it's GOOD, I'll go for it. Sony/PlayStation is what I went for after the Genesis and Dreamcast. I was always a huge Sega fan, so this might give me a chance to return to my roots. =)
Does nobody here realize the trouble Sega are in right now? They're asking staff to give up their jobs so they don't have to fire them, the made huge financial losses this year and they barely have enough money to stay alive, never mind make a new machine. I'm sorry guys but Sega's circling the drain as we speak, it's gonna take some very smart money moves for them to just keep making games.
"One thing I know for sure Sega cannot do this alone" We know they are in trouble, so IMO MS and Sega are the best bet, Nintendo have proved you do not need a monster of a machine to succeed and Sony have there own ideas, Sega are great with hardware, who else do you know that can get a console with a 200mhz CPU to achieve Soul Caliber? and MS who IMO deserve more credit for being the underdog and only falling short due to the hardware issues, not software or there online iteration, it's all good apart from the hardware, enter sega.
Its too late now! Sonic and mario appear on two different games together, and I highly doubt SEGA wants to miss out on the enevitable Mario and Sonic adventure game thats sure to come. It'll be too weird trying to come back, when their mascot has appeared on all 3 consoles this gen and last.
but you forget to mention hardware, for many years people wanted to see arcade quality on a console, and the arcade was all Sega more or less so they are still a player, but they need backing without being in direct competition, and I see no reason why MS and Sega could not join forces.
You are aware that Sega are about to sell or close about 100 arcade centers in Japan alone right now, not only that they're reducing research by about 20%? Also thier full fiscal losses are expected to be around $235 million as it stands. I apologize again for being the bearer of bad news but I do not see MS just giving Sega the money they need to get out of this pit. The two companies haven't exactly been best buddies have they?
that would be false didnt sega just finish losing alot of money and closing a few places.
Well, I suppose! I read that info a little while ago, so what did they do then, did they close or sell? Like I said, it was a while ago I read about it but didn't see anything after that. Either way, I hope they can find a way out of it. The games world will be a strange place to me without Sega in it.
Perhaps this patent getting all the gaming nerds in a tizzy is an add-on for the wii to make it hd! Wouldn't that be messed up... true unification of nintendo and sega systems in an almost sexual sense.
You makea me laugh! It is still weird to me thinking about Sega & Ninty like that, being from the day's of "Sega's SF2's Megadrive version's better than the SNES version" days. It's like seeing a hippo sh*g a dog!!!!
No MS will not just give Sega money but what has that got to do with them teaming up to do a joint venture? you also stated that they have not exactly benn best of friends but I do not recall any ill will between them.
and wouldn't mind seeing Sega return to the market, this guy is pretty dumb-I'll try to be nice and say "not smart"-to say that Sony is not doing well. I don't know what kind of pixie dust he is on but it must be powerful. PS3 is NOT selling bad especially for a console priced at 400 dollars. And the fact that the dude can say that in light of all of the incredibly fun, innovative, and monumental IP's that Sony has already put out and are developing.....I don't get it. However, if Sega returned to the console market I would really hope that they replace Microsoft not Sony.
brief history lesson.... a decade ago, a console called the dreamcast failed, and many at the time felt that the killer blow to Sega was EA refusing to support their console. Now I dont know if its just me seeing these "EA looking at developing a console" and "sega looking at re-entering the console market".... hint?
It would make more sense for SEGA to join Nintendo for a jointventure console, cause the two balance each other out perfectly, and Sonic's name has become associated with Nintendo platforms, more than MS or Sony, as of late.
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