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Sega Sammy is restructuring to prioritize "Digital Games," a reform that'll see it make job cuts including "soliciting voluntary retirement" for around 300 employees; 120 employees are due to be approached about voluntary retirement next month. Sega of America is among those to be hit by layoffs as...

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With 250,000 copies shipped in under a month, Persona Q: Shadow of the Labyrinth was a bright light in an otherwise quiet quarter for Sega Sammy, games-wise. It's a solid start for Atlus' 3DS RPG, which should have appeal to both Persona and Etrian Odyssey fans. For comparison, Etrian Odyssey 4 ...

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Masami Ochiai, former president and CEO of Atlus parent company Index Corporation, has been arrested by Japanese authorities who claim Ochiai fraudulently boosted Index's financial records prior to its sale to Sega Sammy Holdings last year. News of the arrest comes from Japanese business periodi...

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Sonic: Lost World sales dried up in 2014; as of March 31, the Wii U and 3DS game shipped 710,000 units total since its launch in October 2013. The figures come from Sega Sammy's fiscal year report, and the company doesn't note if they include download sales or not. Total War: Rome 2 was the comp...

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Sega announced an adjustment to its earnings forecast for the fiscal year ending March 31, cutting its expected net income by 36.2 percent. The company adjusted its projected net income to be 30 billion yen ($293.5 million), down from its previously-reported amount, 47 billion yen ($459.8 million)....

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In its first major move since acquiring the company in 2013, Sega has revealed plans to split Index Corporation into two separate divisions, according to a Gematsu translation of a Sega press release. Come April 1, Index Corporation will cease to exist and in its place will be two new divisions ...

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Sega Sammy revealed Sonic: Lost World shipped 640,000 units across Wii U and 3DS in 2013, as the company looks ahead to the mascot's new guise in the also Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Boom. The figure comes via newly published financial reports for the nine months ending December 31, 2013, in which Seg...

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Sega of America revealed this week that it's laid off a number of employees, although the company didn't say how many jobs were lost. GamesBeat, who confirmed the news with a Sega spokesperson, believes the number of those laid off is "small." "As the gaming industry continues to evolve," Sega t...

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Sega is among about 20 companies bidding on Index, parent company of Atlus (Shin Megami Tensei, Persona), reports Bloomberg (translated by Siliconera). The bidding for Index has reportedly gone as high as 20 billion yen ($203.3 million), and the company could be sold by the end of the month. Ind...

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Sega's consumer division, which handles its video game business, reported a small operating profit of ¥39 million, or just under $400,000, thanks in part to Company of Heroes 2, which shipped 380,000 copies in five days. MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 chipped in, reaching the 500,000 mark on Vi...

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No, not the book. The Rumble Fish, by Street Fighter IV developer Dimps, was a 2D fighting series that debuted on Sammy's Atomiswave arcade hardware in 2004, followed by a sequel. Now Dimps has picked up the rights from Sega Sammy, who didn't seem to be doing anything with them. Dimps relaunched t...

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Prompted by the retirement of Sega Sammy COO Okitane Usui, several executives at the company are moving up -- most notably Yakuza, Binary Domain, and Super Monkey Ball producer Toshihiro Nagoshi, who will be the company's Chief Creative Officer starting April 1. That seems like a good move, as Nago...

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Index Holdings, parent company of developer and publisher Atlus, is looking to take advantage of Sega's significantly larger distribution network in Japan, announcing intentions to partner with the Japanese publisher for future distribution. The deal kicks off in April 2012 and will see games acros...

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Sega's "Game Contents" division (i.e. home video games) was down 5.1% for the nine-month period ending December 31, with the company reporting 63.5 billion yen ($833 million) in net game sales from the division ... and 5.5 billion yen in total losses. As for reasoning, Sega said only that "in the o...

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