SEGA Games COO Kenji Matsubara wants to bring the AtGames SEGA Genesis Flashback to Japan

SEGA is not returning to the hardware market. I repeat, SEGA is not returning to the hardware market.

In a Yahoo! Japan news article, SEGA Games COO Kenji Matsubara said that SEGA is planning to import and sell the AtGames SEGA Genesis Flashback in Japan. SEGA Genesis Flashback is licensed by SEGA and outsourced to Taiwan based AtGames to produce. The SEGA Genesis Flashback was released last year and was criticized for inferior audio and video quality. The reasoning for importing the SEGA Genesis Flashback was due to increased demand in Japan for machines like the NES and SNES Classic.

Did I mention SEGA is not returning to the hardware market? Importing the SEGA Genesis Flashback and rebranding it is a quick, easy and cheap way for SEGA of Japan to bring the Mega Drive to Japan again. SEGA are not developing a new machine, they are not rereleasing any other classic consoles, and it is not SEGA’s current mission to return to the console market. SEGA is not returning to the hardware market.

Thumbs up to SEGA Driven for properly reporting on this story, and shame on any sites that misrepresent the original story.

[Source: Yahoo! Japan]

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6 responses to “SEGA Games COO Kenji Matsubara wants to bring the AtGames SEGA Genesis Flashback to Japan

  1. YuJPN says:

    D R E A M C A S T 2 ? ! ? !

  2. Neal says:

    Yes. Shame on them.

    I’m sincerely glad that you guys actually do your research and, you know, care about the content you produce. Unlike some other sites.

    • Barry says:

      Thanks. I don’t mean to come off as a jerk, but trust me when I tell you that when misinformation is shared on fan sites be it click bait or certain information being withheld, sites like ours have to answer people for years regarding the misinformation that made it out. It took 2 years for people to realize SEGA was not leaving game development. Funny how back then we were saying SEGA is not leaving the home console market and now we’re yelling that SEGA is not reentering the hardware market: http://segabits.com/blog/2015/03/03/sega-is-not-leaving-the-console-market/

  3. Fapdragoon says:

    Thank god, I swear I was getting an aneurysm trying to explain the truth to people that just read the clickbait titles. Nice to know at least one site has integrity.

  4. Dennis Livingston says:

    The AtGames flashback genesis is a cheaply made pile of dung. The controller was horrendous in every way.

  5. Elly says:

    Kenj Matsubara san doesn’t know what sega makes great.
    Just for ones be proud of what you have inhouse and expand on that. be sega headhigh

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