Sega have possibly signed a deal to re-enter the console race
It's meant to be for the next gen after 360.
... maybe if they release the next-gen console alongside exclusives like Shenmue 3, Virtua Fighter 6, Yakuza 5, Valkyria Chronicles 3, Madworld HD, and a couple of other brilliant exclusive Sega gems, they could succeed. I would definitely buy that! I just doubt they have the right and competent people for the job. But Sega has the ability to make the best games, for both young and old, for mainstream as well as for 'hardcore', and also the 'fun' games. They (Sega) just lack the skill to sell it. Their marketing and decisionmaking has been piss-poor ever since their Megadrive/Genesis glory days.
Fans of those games are now fans of other consoles, and probably have greater platform loyalty to Sony, Nintendo, and MS at this point. Also, notice how this press release is still calling Move, Arc, something that's been known for quite a while now. Not only is probably fake, it's uninformed about major industry news.
It's *still* thinking... [/whisper]
I LOVEEE my PS3 but man, I am defenitely going to support SEGA if they ever release a next-gen console!
me too. I would get a sega console before a xbox or wii.
i like to have 1 main console i buy all my games for, and if sega made one i think i would switch i just love sega games, my first console was the sega genesis
this is true...after the xbox conference, and already lackluster ps3 titles and them tryin to push more dumb motion stuff up our ass...sega maybe our last hope
What are you smoking? Sega games has been lackluster in some what in the past. Nothing you really want to buy. Only thing good that has come out from Sega has been Valkyria Chronicles.
It wouldn't be hard to model a console with whats out on the pc market that beats both the 360 and ps3 for pretty cheap. Base it off x86 and developers would have zero issues porting multiplats to their console. but still. Grain of salt
Unlikely and no thanks.
omg...can't breathe...but can't stop laughing...
Heck, even Sega smells blood in the water after this E3 conference by Microsoft. A new slot has just opened up for a contender.
no surprise Sega is re-entering after seeing the disgraceful Xbox 360 E3 conference. They have no competition except for Ps3 which lacks appeal to the public. (go outside and ask what people play, hint: its xbox).
dreamcast was one of the most amazing consoles ever, a gaming war between sony/sega and nintendo considering they all have first party studios would only benefit us gamers
but when they working on separate devices ,their competition wont benefit us that much.. hope to see a universal device ..
i wouldn't mind a new sega system, hell a lot of people wouldn't mind, heres to hoping it might happen
Get the story approved.
gladly will support segas next system if it does happen same with sony end statement
I wander what will happen. Is there room for four big boys?
One of the big 3 just need to buy SEGA, it does seem like SEGA are trying to get a lot of new Ip's and if enough prove to be sucessful they just might try the consoles again.
mayby they should have a little chat with Apple.
Sega has lost it's hardware development capabilities. Apple doesn't have game development capabilities. Regardless, the market is too saturated for 4 competitors. Whatever they come up with, it's just not likely to be profitable. Sure, adult gamers are nostalgic about Sega, but young gamers couldn't care less.
Sure they're not just making some new kind of arcade unit?
It specifically says Arcade and Console unit. Arcade unit next year, console releasing in 2012, since the new XBOX and PS aren't expected until 2013.
My point is that more than 3 consoles in a gen can only hurt gamers. Imagine to buy exclusives for the 3 brands that are in the business plus Sega and eventually Apple. That's no good, the business doesn't need ALL this competition. All the sales would be too much spreaded, and the development fundings would be reduced. Competition is a good thing, saturation is not.
all you said in my head was translated to please don't drop prices.
Highly dout it. If they were gonna make a new console, then they would not make sonic 4, vanquish, or yakusa4 on other consoles.
If they are going to make a new console they still need a lot of money before 2013.
As much as I love the Genesis and Dreamcast, I'm against another major competitor in the gaming industry. We already have the PS3, Xbox360, Wii, and PC keeping us gamers busy. If they did release another console I'd definitely buy it, but the smartest thing Sega could do right now is focus on the software they're putting out. Some of their franchises have been going downhill.
I wouldn't count the Wii and the PC in any kind of competition they are on a different grid altogether
Sorry, but FU for that title. I almost had a heart-attack.
Alas Sega Double-Suicide If they do they will take care of it for a few months and then disown it like a stepchild
But if there's a 0.00000000000000001% chance that might happen. All the awesome Japanese games would be there. -End statement
sega systems did'nt fail me in the past they failed the market
Dreamcast 2 FTW!
I love Sega since forever. and I cant wait for the new Sega consoles.
I can bet half of the Xbox fanboys here will switch alliance to Sega!
saimcheeda: Cuz even for fanboys Xbox sucks? :D
I think some people are forgetting that Sega merge with Sammy and haves now all the power to go and make a new console!Just like M$ did with the xbox 360 (release before the PS3 ) it seems they are thinking in release the new console before the new PS4 and next Xbox,so this will gather a first share of the nextgeneration market at the beginning and most likely the support of the big dev teams and software houses,and thats a great move!
it takes a lot of capital to weather the console biz.
wow,that would be very interesting,but to have another console on the market would be abit carried away for gamers to have to eventually buy 4 consoles plus the handhelds haha,cause you know real gamers will eventually get them all thru out the consoles life.
I love Sega and felt the Dreamcast was so much better than the numbers would tell you, but this would be a TERRIBLE idea. They just had massive layoffs and made it sound like they would focus more on downloadable games... how would releasing a new console in an already packed market be a good idea? Sega has done plenty of stupid things, but I don't believe they could be stupid enough to release another "real" console. Maybe one of those stupid plug-and-play "consoles" that they sell at Wal-mart with games like Pac-man and all that jazz, but nothing like the 360/PS3/Wii.
NO FUCKN WAY
The big problem with this possibility is that, pretty much every major Sega property, including Sonic, is already available on every platform out there, so suddenly making it exclusive for a new Sega platform can prove to be very difficult.
I doubt Sega will ever enter the console race.They've had more profitability with them being a third-party software maker then when they were in the hardware market.
Honestly, anything other than pushing software would be pointless. Software is where the money is.
I would rather Sega make the kind of groundbreaking games they made in the past....
they need a groundbreaking console for that maybe.
Sega will never re-enter the console race because its too expensive..
I hope Sega doesn't try to do this. Competing the console race can be quite expensive I'm sure and the "big three" have definitely built up a loyal following.
I think Sega is prob pretty cool where they stand as of right now. They are a games developer for 3 different consoles. They are happy making money. This is a totally false rumor.
it's a crowded field already and Sega has been out off the console business for nearly a decade and btw they will need huge and i mean AAA titles to pull it off and so far this generation they've only given us 0 so i sincerely doubt it .
and screw the other big 3. I think that they could afford to re-enter the console market that way, but without the cost of actual consoles, or development as on live has done all that. All On Live needs is a trusted name which Sega has.
hmm i don't see this happening saga hasn't exactly been that great lately , believe it when i see it
Could be a big seller if the graphics are clearly better and with the PS3 & 360 sticking around for a few more years
Suicide...actual suicide if Sega tried that now.
I was a huge SEGA fan and have all of their older systems. However, I think the market is fine with three different consoles that now all want to be able to do the whole motion control thing better than anyone else. If SEGA can bring something new or a fresh and better perspective on current gaming technology than by all means I'm for competition. However, I don't envision SEGA being able to pull that off. I would love to be proved wrong, although I would be hurting even more as I have all three current systems. The Wii for the family/motion games. The PS3 for Blu-ray use. (Only own one game) The 360 for video game/and on-line play. The SEGA system? All three features but better and fresh along with an extensive on-line network? Not gonna happen overnight.
So, how would they do it ? I will definatly not buy it unless it has 10x better and more games than the others
I love sega and have always been waiting for the to re enter the console race with their quirky imaginitive brand of games i hope this article isnt bs read damn im not sure what all this means i hope it means new system but damn money is so scarece sigh lets hope if it does come its good
"these nigga need to stop playing with my emotions" lmao bubs+
Maybe they have learned some lessons since then and there is enough of the console pie to go around they don't have to go big on sales right away just get recognized is all.But their 1st party games really need to improve alot drastically and hopefully SammySega has deep pockets for times when they are slow .The Dreamcast failed becuase they ran out of money to stay in the market even though it was a astonishing overnite success.It would be nice to seem them get back in it but they have a tall mountain to climb ... I hope this isn't a way to try and sell themselves to a console maker in the long run but they have to do what they have to do to survive.Tis sad to see the once mighty Sega down for so long ... I wish them luck
better sega than sony at least they have done good things in the past.
The genesis/mega drive and the dreamcast were sega's best home consoles. The genesis/mega drive was well designed but I had one problem with it: the button pads inside the controllers were of poor quality and only lasted 3 months to a year before the button pads would wear down to the point of some of the functions no longer working on the controller, and that is if you are being more careful with pressing buttons on the controller and I have only experienced this with the genesis and one cheap pc controller that I bought for my pc, Though sega has fixed that problem on the dreamcast which was well designed also for the most part. I have since learned my lesson and have only bought logitech(that have been in the controller market for years, and has a good track record for producing good quality products)controllers when I am in the market for a third party controller. I also have a mad catz dual force wired controller for the ps2 for at least few years and have put it through good use to were the 4 button cosmetic symbols on the controller have faded off and it still works as good as the day that I bought it(I only payed under $10 for it), it also has a stronger rumble than the official sony ps2 controllers.
NICE i love buying new consoles, no seriously i do.
An Apple Sega made console would definitely end the retarded Sony pursuit of gaming dominance. We need you back Sega! That might spell the end of Sony ran N4stupid G.
I remember seeing some info on this before and the date on this article is from march. little late find and no news since. And since e3 is here well i think there would be some buzz possibly.
GASP! :o I DIDNT SEE THAT COMING
impossible! they don't have the money or balls to challenge Microsoft or Sony, they will just keep supporting them. Even though it's a new system, it's gonna be an arcade. The last arcade they bought out in 2007 was the Lindbergh, which most people haven't heard of. It's were games like VF5, BlazBlue and House of Da Dead 5 debuted.
Plain and Simple