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If Sega came back to the console war.....
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Posted 12/24/15
Hi guys :)

We know the big three companies that fight for the honor to be in your

room, The Sony PlayStation 4, The Microsoft Xbox One, and The Nintendo Wii U.

But what if Sega came back and join the console war ?

Do you think that they can make an impact with Sony, Microsoft, and Nintendo ruling the

Console war ?

And would you be interested ?
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Posted 12/24/15
If it has good games I would be interested. Not sure about the other questions though I never paid much mind to the console wars...
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Posted 12/24/15
nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.
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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15

namealreadytaken wrote:

nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.


Is that official ?
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The_Eye_0_0 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.


Is that official ?


there's a reason we have/had Sonic in Super Smash games.
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Posted 12/24/15

namealreadytaken wrote:


The_Eye_0_0 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.


Is that official ?


there's a reason we have/had Sonic in Super Smash games.


You are correct.
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Posted 12/24/15

namealreadytaken wrote:


The_Eye_0_0 wrote:


namealreadytaken wrote:

nope. they lost relevance several years ago.
also, Sega is now a part of Nintendo.


Is that official ?


there's a reason we have/had Sonic in Super Smash games.


Oh forgot about those
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Posted 12/24/15
looking up on google again, apparently it's not part of Nintendo yet (strange, i could swear i read that Nintendo bought it, not that it would help Nintendo very much). Sega is so bad financially that they even made a Sonic jump game for iOS / android, which is quite sad.
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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15
It's impossible.

Consoles are a really high capital investment, and it takes quite a while for them to become profitable.

SEGA jumped out of the hardware side of things for a good reason. They are able to access the entire console market, with their games selling on multiple consoles, Sonic probably having an exclusivity deal with Nintendo, with some of the more mature IPs, such as Yakuza selling on the PS.

I don't think there is anything wrong with going to iOS/android, there is a lot of profit potential, and while mobile games are generally pretty underwhelming, it's possible to make a decent one.
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Posted 12/24/15
I doubt Sega could compete. At this point, it really only has cache amongst the more hardcore/oldschool gaming audience and you need a lot more than that to even survive, never mind thrive, in today's console market. That said, I do think Sega could definitely do well if it redoubled it's efforts as a software publisher only. They have a list of IPs that many less known/established development houses would kill to develop games with. I would love to see what truly new versions of some of those old classics could look like.

Oh, and Sega would also have to remember that the world exists outside of Japan for something other than Sonic games.
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Posted 12/24/15 , edited 12/24/15
Last time Sega was even close to being relevant was back in it's Dreamcast days. And lets be honest Sega was a bunch of racist pigs, Japanese exclusive titles and even watered down North American versions.

Mind you Sony is starting to go down that road with their PlayStation4 as well.
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Posted 12/25/15
I would be interested but i also know it will never happen.
I used to love Sega. i own every sega console that came out. Dreamcast was so much better than PS2 but marketing is a mother f**ker i guess.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

I would be interested but i also know it will never happen.
I used to love Sega. i own every sega console that came out. Dreamcast was so much better than PS2 but marketing is a mother f**ker i guess.


IT had one analog joystick and a lot of games like jet set radio which are great but had TERRIBLE camera making them (semi) unplayable. I mean I tried playing jet set radio on my GPD XD yesterday evening, fun game looks great controls work quite well but the camera makes it horrible. And on the Dreamcast I would have paid 50 euros for that instead of the 89 cents the android HD version costs...

Crazy taxi and ikuraga are pretty fun tough but I would def. say ps2 was a better console. Luckily for the few dreamcast games that are awesome like shenmue there is reicast which works pretty well~
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In terms of home consoles? More competition is always a good thing, let them do it! They would have to make a new shenmue game for it!!

In terms of handhelds? No, GPD has that market down as far as I am concerned. There are not very well-known which is a shame, but there is literally nothing left to improve on the XD. It´s cheap (<150), has a brilliant screen, dual joysticks, l3/r3, is a clamshell, incredible battery life and runs both AAA android games like GTA and asphalt8 and walking dead etc. and emulator for everything from PSX to snes and from dreamcast to arcade and DS and everything in between. Plus, HDMI out. I am content for the moment.
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MrAnimeSK wrote:

I would be interested but i also know it will never happen.
I used to love Sega. i own every sega console that came out. Dreamcast was so much better than PS2 but marketing is a mother f**ker i guess.


Are you sure you remember the same Dreamcast the rest of us did. Thing was a clunky under performing thing with a controller designed for some alien species.
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