Do you think Sega will return to hardware manufacturing

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Post by jaikben » Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:20 am

I don't think they will be coming back in the hardware business, but I hope so. Maybe sega has learned from their mistakes and comeback better then everybody expected ( just a dream )
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Post by punkrockdude » Fri Aug 16, 2002 2:59 pm

I wish they would... :(
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Post by pixel » Fri Aug 16, 2002 4:02 pm

Jabba2442 wrote:Do you think Sega will return to hardware manufacturing
no. they are doing fine on their current path.
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Post by clessoulis » Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:20 pm

Who care if there doing fine on there current path? I mean if Sega would have got MS to dish out money on DC it would still be #1 instead of Sega boosting MS.
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Post by Speeddemon » Fri Aug 16, 2002 9:59 pm

xbox is doin horribly in Japan, no one is buying that shit.......



maybe if only XBOX got Sega licsense



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Post by pixel » Fri Aug 16, 2002 10:19 pm

personally, i feel that Sega doesn't want to pimp their license to MS because of the XBox's performance in Japan. Sure, they would have poop loads of money, but if no one buys, who fudgin cares? Microsoft now has a less-than-par reputation in Japan and maybe not even Sega can save em.
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Post by bizzle » Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:40 pm

i would love to see sega just bust out a new console, dreamcast v2, it would be DREAM come true.
from what i read the hardware unit costs of the Xbox, which it estimates at $325 per unit ? resulting in a $150 loss on each console sold in the USA, where the system is sold to retail at about $175. Per-unit losses will be somewhat higher in Japan, where the console has had its (already very low) price slashed aggressively in order to shore up weak sales. Here in Europe, where the Xbox is most expensive, losses will still be in the order of at least $50 per console.

microcrap is losing a lot of money i would say.

Sources within Microsoft have quoted internal estimates showing the company losing ?525m ($750m) on the Xbox project this fiscal year (which ends this month)...

thats a lot of money.

personally i dont like microcrap or there xcrap console. thats just my opinion..

information came from http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.p ... ub&aid=210

i would love for dreamcast to make a new console..


oh yeah that info on xbox i just figured i would throw in here, someone may be interested in it.
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Post by SonicJam » Sun Aug 25, 2002 6:49 pm

e1x5x wrote:i would love to see sega just bust out a new console, dreamcast v2, it would be DREAM come true.
from what i read the hardware unit costs of the Xbox, which it estimates at $325 per unit – resulting in a $150 loss on each console sold in the USA, where the system is sold to retail at about $175. Per-unit losses will be somewhat higher in Japan, where the console has had its (already very low) price slashed aggressively in order to shore up weak sales. Here in Europe, where the Xbox is most expensive, losses will still be in the order of at least $50 per console.

microcrap is losing a lot of money i would say.

Sources within Microsoft have quoted internal estimates showing the company losing ?525m ($750m) on the Xbox project this fiscal year (which ends this month)...

thats a lot of money.

personally i dont like microcrap or there xcrap console. thats just my opinion..

information came from http://gamesindustry.biz/content_page.p ... ub&aid=210

i would love for dreamcast to make a new console..


oh yeah that info on xbox i just figured i would throw in here, someone may be interested in it.
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Post by bizzle » Sun Aug 25, 2002 9:23 pm

sorry i just dont like microsoft products.
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Post by drunkensailor » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:37 am

the next year estimated loss will be about 1.3 BILLION $!!
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Post by Prophet][ » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:45 am

HOT OFF THE PRESS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

I just read this in PCPowerPlay

"Sega senior executives have revealed a plan to be the US's second largest games publisher by the end of the year and have an eye for the number one spot in 2004. Part of their strategy involves some serious spending.

Sega Vice President Charles Bellfield said that the only publisher thet they could rule out as a possible purchase was industry number one EA, with its US$1.7 billion renue. Many of the smaller, public companies were on the menu, with Acclaim, 3DO, Midway and Interplay all being within Sega's price range.

Investors are taking Sega's plans so seriously that after a report in the Wall Street Journal shares in Infogrames jumped 23% based on the possibility of a Sonic takeover"
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Post by drunkensailor » Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:02 am

I've heard that along time ago!! prophet


but when they become the biggest gaming company then there's a good chance of sega going hardware and have all of the sega stuff exlusive 2 sega console
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Post by clessoulis » Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:24 am

Ya if they buy EA and all those other compaines they will be broke also.
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Post by toastman » Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:38 am

clessoulis wrote:Ya if they buy EA and all those other compaines they will be broke also.
Don't you read, they do not have the money to buy EA. They do have the money to buy the smaller firms however. And I don't think Sega would be stupid enough to blow all of their cash this time around. They will have no where left to go.
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Post by clessoulis » Mon Aug 26, 2002 9:50 am

You'd think Sega would have learned after Saturn to but they didnt.
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Post by toastman » Mon Aug 26, 2002 10:14 am

clessoulis wrote:You'd think Sega would have learned after Saturn to but they didnt.
You'd think that after 16 years, you would learn to speak the fu.cking language, but you haven't.
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Post by clessoulis » Mon Aug 26, 2002 12:47 pm

I speak it fine its spelling it a suck at. LoL
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Post by SaSSO » Mon Aug 26, 2002 12:57 pm

Will Atari ever go back into console making? Same answer as if Sega will.
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Post by pkScary » Mon Aug 26, 2002 1:32 pm

toastman wrote:
clessoulis wrote:You'd think Sega would have learned after Saturn to but they didnt.
You'd think that after 16 years, you would learn to speak the fu.cking language, but you haven't.
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Post by MetalGearRay » Mon Aug 26, 2002 2:09 pm

I think Sega is done for now. Just like Atari. They used to make systems, now they are 3rd party. Maybe like 10 years down the line Sega might come back and make another system.
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