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Old 03-30-2012, 11:42 AM   #1
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SEGA Cuts Financial Forecast in Half; Cancels Games


Gamasutra is reporting SEGA has fallen on hard times, forcing them to make cuts.

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Sega Sammy today halved its forecast for the company's current fiscal year, due to the state of the economic environment in the U.S. and Europe, and the "rapid change" in the video game market environment.

As a result, the company has announced plans for layoffs within its U.S. and European home video game business, with a reduction in future video game releases on the cards. Sega Sammy said the move will create a smaller company positioned for sustained profitability.

Sega has canceled development on a number of software titles, although it did not state exactly which games have been canceled -- rather, it said that games based on strong IPs such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Football Manager, Total War and Aliens have not been canceled.
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Old 03-30-2012, 12:17 PM   #2
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Holy crap, if this means they are canceling Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz for the Vita, I will be heart broken. It's my most anticipated Vita game.

No, I'm dead serious, before you ask.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:17 PM   #3
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Super Monkey Ball is awesome.

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I want Aliens. Thanks god that didn't get canned.
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Old 03-30-2012, 01:30 PM   #4
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and the industry continues to implode
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:00 PM   #5
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If only these idiots understand if they make a pimped out Sonic game thats huge as fuck and 2d they will make money.
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:28 PM   #6
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I disagree. If anything there are too many sonic platform games. Take a look at mario. Nintendo releases very few mario platform games but use the mario brand for other game genres. They make dumb biz decisions. For example, why release PSO on PC, eVita, iOS but not on 360, PS3 and wii-u?? Why no current gen updates to outrun, shenmue (tho rumored), streets of rage, etc. Their latest releases of daytona and rally were lackluster. Sega has a vast amount of IP that is being wasted.

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Old 03-30-2012, 03:21 PM   #7
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Give us VF5 update already! Street of Rage (remake with multiple paths/endings/costumes). STOP SELLING SONIC HE NEEDS TO GO DIE UNDERWATER.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:51 PM   #8
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Sonic does need a break. I did like the way they went with Sonic 4 (though I'm not still a fan on how he feels/plays nowadays) but they keep whoring him out way too much.

Sega has tons of IP to work with, yet they don't. It's like their company is just full of retarded people and they never do anything about it. Makes me slightly ashamed I used to own all the Sega consoles. =\
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:55 PM   #9
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Hey, Sonic Colors was pretty good, and Sonic Generations was pretty great. They just need to cut out all of the other garbage Sonic titles.

A new Streets of Rage would be great though.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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heh What I'd really love to see is a new Ecco game.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:14 PM   #11
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Hey, Sonic Colors was pretty good, and Sonic Generations was pretty great. They just need to cut out all of the other garbage Sonic titles.

A new Streets of Rage would be great though.
I agree on all points made.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:21 PM   #12
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and just like that what little hope there was for Shenmue.. flies out the window...again.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:24 PM   #13
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And when they do work on one of their IP, it plays exactly the same as they did during the 8/16 bit days. Its like they don't know how to update the mechanics, graphics, sound, etc to today's standards. Then they wonder why their stuff don't sell.

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Sega has tons of IP to work with, yet they don't. It's like their company is just full of retarded people and they never do anything about it. Makes me slightly ashamed I used to own all the Sega consoles. =\
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:08 PM   #14
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Holy crap, if this means they are canceling Super Monkey Ball Banana Splitz for the Vita, I will be heart broken. It's my most anticipated Vita game.

No, I'm dead serious, before you ask.
Relax, I don't see them cancelling it. At best they will add a 3DS sku and at worst cancel the Vita version and just release the 3DS version.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:10 PM   #15
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And when they do work on one of their IP, it plays exactly the same as they did during the 8/16 bit days. Its like they don't know how to update the mechanics, graphics, sound, etc to today's standards. Then they wonder why their stuff don't sell.
Serious question for discussion: Should Sega give Nintendo a chance at their IPs?

Just imagine the Mario Galaxy team given a chance with Sonic. Or the Mario Kart team a go with Monkey Ball.
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Old 03-30-2012, 08:47 PM   #16
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Sega, the Apple computer of the gaming world... pre-Mac, Ipod, etc. Back when Apple was more a laughing stock...

Hmm, that analogy doesn't work anymore :P
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Old 03-31-2012, 08:58 AM   #17
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and just like that what little hope there was for Shenmue.. flies out the window...again.
Agreed some sad pandas here

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Old 03-31-2012, 11:48 AM   #18
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Thanks for that Obama. Cant wait till this turd of a president leaves and our economy can get back on track.
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Heh..well I hope you are patient cuz obama will surely win the next election

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I just don't know if Sega's style of gaming has mass market appeal. That being said Sonic Generations is pretty great.
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