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Sega's Top 10 Biggest Business Mistakes

MarkyX from TrueGameHeadz writes:
"So, you may now be asking yourself, "Why this particular topic, and why focus on Sega?" It's because of today's current economic crisis. People are losing jobs, including yours truly, and many longtime companies within the game industry are fading away. I wanted to examine some of the business mistakes made by these large corporations, and I figured Sega would be a good starting point since they are a big highlight from my past. My other reason for choosing Sega is because they are getting a lot of attention lately, with the releases of "House of the Dead: Overkill," "Empire: Total War," and "MadWorld."

#10 – Treatment of Franchises

SonicThere is no doubt that Sega has a very long history of unique characters and themes. "Alex Kidd," Sega's former platformer mascot, made you fight to the death with your enemies by playing Rock, Paper, Scissors. "After Burner" turned you into an ace F-16 pilot without the questionable undertones of Top Gun. For the Dreamcast, there was the oddly addictive "Seaman," the short-lived rhythm based "Space Channel 5," and the cel-shaded anti-authority "Jet Grind Radio." All classics in their own right, but then there's the king of Sega's franchises, Sonic.

Sega's mistake here is how they've treated..."

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Rikitatsu3190d ago

And Don't forget:
Virtua Fighter 5
Valkyria Chronicles
Yakuza 3
Yakuza Kenzan

LeonSKennedy4Life3190d ago

You just listed off some of the best games Sega has ever made...

Max Power3190d ago

are you saying those are mistakes?

LeonSKennedy4Life3190d ago

I honestly think he was saying they are all good games...he just didn't clarify.

I can't WAIT to get my hands on Mad World!

jsoncip383190d ago

I never really realize just how bad things got around the time of the Saturn ... makes sense why they got out of the console market now

bitboi3190d ago

Let nintendo get a crack at making a Sonic game! You know just for sh!ts and giggles. And i bet it'll come out 10x better than the stuff you guys consistently churn out.

caseh3190d ago

Yu Suzuki...complete the Shenmue series pleeeeeeeeaaaaaasssssse!!!

8BitSoul3190d ago

In # 3 Sega Add-ons; How did he manage to misspell Hideo Kojima? "Hideo Kajima"?? WTF