sega was great in its day it even brought out a handheld consol. where is sega now? is it trying to make enough mony on sonic by selling it on differant platforms and then make a return with a sonic game (sonic is ace) Is sega officially dead
May 3rd, 2006, 04:23 AM
The demise of Sega as a major player in the console wars was a sad day. The Megadrive was an awesome console and the Dreamcast was hugely under-rated. Sega unfortunately struggled to match Nintendo's N64 and the Sony Playstation was the final nail in the coffin. Sega makes games these days rather than consoles.
May 3rd, 2006, 10:13 AM
They quit the console hardware business after the Dreamcast failed to take off. Which, even thought it was a great console, was crushed by the marketing $$$ of Sony/Micro$oft.
After this, they decided it would be more profitable to focus on software development and coin-ops.
They were one of my favourite developers but there has been a bit of a slump in the quality of a lot of their recent games. Still, you can generally count on them to bring out a lot of original idea's unlike a lot of their competitors.