Since Sammy and Sega merged together, with Sammy having more control, do you think the outlook of Sega is grim, or alright?
I DID talk to Sammy themselves before the merger by e-mail, and here's the message:
Thank you for your e-mail, dated January 4, 2003.
Sammy Group has engaged in pachislot and pachinko business, as well as
News (New Entertainment World of Sammy) business by which we offer a
new entertainment world.
We will reinvest profits gained from the pachislot and pachinko
business in the NEWS business by which we intend to develop globally in the
amusement and entertainment content areas. For example, Sammy supplys the
home video game software, amusement arcade equipment and game contents
We have continued collaboration and cooperation with SEGA in these
business areas. The said acquisition of SEGA shares held by CSK is aimd at
strencthening such collabolation and cooperation.
Sammy DID say they supply home video game software, for those worried Sega will only be an arcade company.
Plus, if Sammy has any intention to "doom" Sega, then they'd be no point to coming to Sega in the first place. Besides, Sega IS renowned for the best arcades of all time; Sammy also makes arcades... Any connection, even if it involves money?