Sega Restructuring now in effect

Sega Sammy Holdings has announced that is restructuring its businesses. The following changes have been announced:

  • The company has now divided itself into two businesses: Sega Holdings (which includes all of the entertainment businesses, including Sega’s main video game business) and Sega Live Creation (which includes the resort business)
  • Sega’s consumer gaming division will be known as Sega Games.
  • TMS Entertainment (known for Sonic X and Detective Conan (Cased Closed)), Marza Animation Planet, Sega Toys and Sammy Networks (a mobile brand) will all now become part of Sega Holdings.

Similiary, Sega has bought a domain for Sega Games (www.segagames.co.jp), while Sega’s western websites (North America/Europe/Australia) have been going under maintenance following this, with all western Sega websites being mirrored to a notice saying that the website is currently unavailable due to maintenance work with links to various Sega franchises, social network links, plus smaller links (such as Cookie Policy and UK and US Careers) below them.

[Source: TSSZ News]

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SEGA hosting mascot design contest

SEGA Raw are currently hosting a competition for fans to design a new mascot to promote their new live show on Nico Nico Seiga.

According to SEGABits, they say that they want a mascot that incorporates the spirit of SEGA.

How to participate:

  1. Create a NicoNico account
  2. Create your design of a mascot character that represents Sega.
  3. Visit this page
  4. Enter the following from top to bottom:
    1. Upload your image.
    2. Image Title
    3. Image description
    4. Tag: セガなまマスコットキャラコンテスト
    5. Image type: キャラクター (6th selectable from the top)
  5. Click the submit button (black button at the bottom)

[Source: The Sonic Stadium]

Friday News: 11th January 2013

It’s it is now 2013. Our news for this week.

Sonic News

  • Nvidia announces new Tegra games consoles which will include Sonic 4 Episode 2.

SEGA News

  • Anarchy Reigns (Max Anarchy in Japan) has now been released in North America on January 8th and Europe on January 11th.
  • New trailer for Aliens: Colonial Marines has been released.
  • SEGA ranked 6th as the UK’s best retail games publishers.