Sega loses 7 billion yen, to restructure and cancel games
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:51 PM
Edit: Also, of course the Sonic & SEGA All-Stars series is fine. It's a SONIC game (according to SEGA).
...It will be a bit odd seeing all those characters they're apparently abandoning, though.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 07:54 PM
As far as we know:
-Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing 2 is still being made
-Sonic 4 Episode 2's production is wrapping up next month.
-PSO2 is still in development
-Jet Set Radio is still in development
-*Unknown Sonic game for Holiday 2012* is probably still in development.
And that's about it.
EDIT: ...You know what? No, screw it. I think this is all one giant April Fools Day joke set up by Sega. This is all happening two days before 4/1, so until I get better proof, I'm thinking some serious trolling is going on here.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:02 PM
And I don't think Sega — or any company, for that matter — is in a position to make an April Fool's joke about its earnings.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:05 PM
Posted 30 March 2012 - 08:17 PM
If I remember their financial reports right, specifically the home entertainment arm (Sega) has consistently been a major monetary loser for eons and the pachinko arm (guess who) has been profitable, probably enough to prop them up, but nowhere near enough to offset the losses. You have to wonder how much a company can to continue to "shrink" in this manner until they implode.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:22 PM
You never prank shareholders. Ever.
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:26 PM
Most people probably never read their statement and are unaware of what games SEGA even makes (go look on Gamefaqs).
Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:29 PM