20 companies bidding on Atlus, Sega being one of them

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#1 Posted by Trail_Mix (2579 posts) -

Update with the Atlus situation.

According to a report by Bloomberg Japan about twenty companies including Sega Sammy Holdings made a bid on the studio behind Persona and Catherine.

Executives familiar with the situation reported that some of the bids reached about 20 billion yen (a little south of 201 million dollars) in the primary auction held earlier this week, and that Atlus mother company Index Corporation will choose the candidates before or as early as next week and determine a final buyer by the end of the month. Notably, 20 billion yen are way superior to the initial estimated revenue of 15 billion yen.

http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/08/02/about-twenty-companies-including-sega-made-a-bid-on-atlus-around-200-billion-yen-offered/

Also, from sounds of it, we'll be seeing the conclusion of where Atlus will wind up by the end of the month. 

Thoughts?

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#2 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

For the love off god! just keep capcom and microsoft away

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#3 Posted by Xaero_Gravity (9788 posts) -
Hopefully Sony is among those 20 companies.
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#4 Posted by DrRockso87 (2631 posts) -

Fingers crossed a third-party snatches them up.

Preferably not Capcom, Konami nor Square-Enix though.

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#6 Posted by DrRockso87 (2631 posts) -

For the love off god! just keep capcom and microsoft away

Sweenix

I don't think Microsoft could even if they wanted to.

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#7 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

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#8 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

Anyone but nintendo, even MS would be better.

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#9 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29569 posts) -

Oh I didn't think about Sega.

That would be better than Capcom there.

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#10 Posted by DrRockso87 (2631 posts) -

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

Nintendo_Ownes7

Maybe Sega is planning to move into the portable market? That's mostly where Atlus makes their money.

At the moment, Sega's primarily been pumping out either Sonic, Yakuza, Total War, and HD ports so they could use some more franchises.

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#11 Posted by Razor_defiace (1618 posts) -

Hopefully Sony is among those 20 companies.Xaero_Gravity

Unlikely.

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#12 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

DrRockso87

Maybe Sega is planning to move into the portable market? That's mostly where Atlus makes their money.

At the moment, Sega's primarily been pumping out either Sonic, Yakuza, Total War, and HD ports so they could use some more franchises.

I forgot when I wrote that, that they had Total War that is one of their biggest franchises.

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#13 Posted by Nanomage (2371 posts) -
Sega would be a great fit for them,they would not only be fully multiplat on consoles but very likely on the PC as well.
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#14 Posted by Nanomage (2371 posts) -

[QUOTE="DrRockso87"]

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

Nintendo_Ownes7

Maybe Sega is planning to move into the portable market? That's mostly where Atlus makes their money.

At the moment, Sega's primarily been pumping out either Sonic, Yakuza, Total War, and HD ports so they could use some more franchises.

I forgot when I wrote that, that they had Total War that is one of their biggest franchises.

Football Manager is the other,along with Total War and Sonic those are their best selling franchises.
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#15 Posted by gameofthering (11096 posts) -

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

Nintendo_Ownes7



I never knew that. I never saw anybody mention it. 

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#16 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29569 posts) -

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

gameofthering



I never knew that. I never saw anybody mention it. 

are you serious?

It was a pretty big rumor last year in the spring until Nintendo revealed for it to be a WiiU exclusive. It was then stated that the game wouldn't have been made if Nintendo didn't step in.

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#17 Posted by Nanomage (2371 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameofthering"]

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

LegatoSkyheart



I never knew that. I never saw anybody mention it. 

are you serious?

It was a pretty big rumor last year in the spring until Nintendo revealed for it to be a WiiU exclusive. It was then stated that the game wouldn't have been made if Nintendo didn't step in.

But was it a case of actual cancelation of a game already in development or never greenlighting the project in the first place?
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#18 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

[QUOTE="LegatoSkyheart"]

[QUOTE="gameofthering"]

I never knew that. I never saw anybody mention it. 

Nanomage

are you serious?

It was a pretty big rumor last year in the spring until Nintendo revealed for it to be a WiiU exclusive. It was then stated that the game wouldn't have been made if Nintendo didn't step in.

But was it a case of actual cancelation of a game already in development or never greenlighting the project in the first place?

I think Platinum was just starting development. I don't know if it is was cancelation I heard it was cancelled but I should've added something else to my original post.

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#19 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29569 posts) -

But was it a case of actual cancelation of a game already in development or never greenlighting the project in the first place?Nanomage

It's been months since I read it, but all I could remember was the development and cancellation was all rumor until the Big unvieling for WiiU, so I guess it was just never greenlighted.

Then again I also remember reading about Sega going to other companies to try to fund Bayonetta 2 and only Nintendo responded.

I can't really remember.

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#20 Posted by ShepardCommandr (4818 posts) -

I would be fine with anyone except EA,Ubisoft,M$ and CrapCom.

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#21 Posted by Sagem28 (10498 posts) -

Please not crapcom

They destoyed Breath of Fire this week....
They'll do the same for SMT & Persona

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#22 Posted by gameofthering (11096 posts) -

[QUOTE="gameofthering"]

[QUOTE="Nintendo_Ownes7"]

I'm surprised that SEGA bid because they didn't really have much success recently and have been cancelling projects like Bayonetta 2 and others and have been partnering with Nintendo to publish some games.

LegatoSkyheart



I never knew that. I never saw anybody mention it. 

are you serious?

It was a pretty big rumor last year in the spring until Nintendo revealed for it to be a WiiU exclusive. It was then stated that the game wouldn't have been made if Nintendo didn't step in.

The way I read it, I thought that the game had just been canceled for the Wii U recently and that I just missed the information. I knew about the games dilemma before Nintendo stepping in.

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#23 Posted by funsohng (29844 posts) -
SEGA would be the least sh*tty choice, but SEGA can't sell sh*t.
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#24 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -
Sega would be great.
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#25 Posted by locus-solus (1005 posts) -
Namco #1 choice in buyers. Sony #2 choice in buyers. im sure there would be more companies that wouldn't ruin Atlas just cant think of any off hand
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#26 Posted by kuraimen (28078 posts) -
Sega would be good
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#27 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
not sure what to think of sega. atlus is independent enough that they are their own publisher, so if sega lets them keep that model, i guess it's fine. i'm assuming the other 19 companies are just big umbrella corps we don't even know the name of, considering they weren't brought up by name.
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#28 Posted by TheShadowLord07 (22905 posts) -

SEGA would be the least sh*tty choice, but SEGA can't sell sh*t.funsohng
don't trust sega tbh after how they handle valkyria chronicles es and yakuza for us westerners

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#29 Posted by TheDidact (3986 posts) -
#TeamNINTENDO
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#30 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

These guys alone can help Sony compete a lot with Nintendo, their games seem to kind of fit with what Sony lacks first party wise, aside Sony Japan, Namco, Konami are other better choices. Not really sold on Sega considering how their heads seem target for the mobile market

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#31 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -
C'mon Nintendo, you can do this. :x
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#32 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

C'mon Nintendo, you can do this. :xbbkkristian

Please No

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#33 Posted by masterninja9 (203 posts) -
I'd be fine with Sega, Namco, or Nintendo. Just as long as SMT x FE happens.
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#34 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"]C'mon Nintendo, you can do this. :xSweenix

Please No

Please yes. SMTxFE shall live on.
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#35 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"]C'mon Nintendo, you can do this. :xSweenix

Please No

I would prefer 3rd party purchases them as long as SMT X FE isn't cancelled I don't want a first party outside of Nintendo purchasing them because that game would be cancelled.

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#36 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sweenix"]

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"]C'mon Nintendo, you can do this. :xbbkkristian

Please No

Please yes. SMTxFE shall live on.

I want my persona 5 on my PS4 :P

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#37 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"][QUOTE="Sweenix"]

Please No

Sweenix

Please yes. SMTxFE shall live on.

I want my persona 5 on my PS4 :P

Welp, we'll have to agree to disagree. :)
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#38 Posted by munkeypoo45 (3221 posts) -

i just hope they will keep making great games from whoever buys them

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#39 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

[QUOTE="Sweenix"]

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"] Please yes. SMTxFE shall live on.bbkkristian

I want my persona 5 on my PS4 :P

Welp, we'll have to agree to disagree. :)

I agree, i think :P

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#40 Posted by hiphops_savior (8430 posts) -
Depends on who's more desperate for games. Nintendo is certainly desperate for games on the Wii U, and Persona has mainstream credibility in NA.
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#41 Posted by GD1551 (9645 posts) -

Depends on who's more desperate for games. Nintendo is certainly desperate for games on the Wii U, and Persona has mainstream credibility in NA.hiphops_savior

They will just put it on 3DS if they get it.

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#42 Posted by laus_basic (8300 posts) -

I hope it's Nintendo.

One, because they need it since they survive by themselves so gaining another developer would definitly be good for them and two, because it would make a lot of people cry which I would just enjoy to see.

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#43 Posted by BrunoBRS (74156 posts) -
to the people saying "nintendo" or "sony", don't you think those names would've been brought up on the article if they had shown interest in purchasing atlus? i mean, they mention 20 companies are interested, and make a big deal out of sega, but not nintendo or sony?
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#44 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

to the people saying "nintendo" or "sony", don't you think those names would've been brought up on the article if they had shown interest in purchasing atlus? i mean, they mention 20 companies are interested, and make a big deal out of sega, but not nintendo or sony?BrunoBRS
That is why I don't think it will be either of those because they weren't mentioned the only video game company they mentioned was SEGA.

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#45 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -
[QUOTE="Sweenix"]

[QUOTE="bbkkristian"] Please yes. SMTxFE shall live on.bbkkristian

I want my persona 5 on my PS4 :P

Welp, we'll have to agree to disagree. :)

Nintendo? Disgusting. They would destroy everything and keep Atlus games exclusive to their sh*t consoles. Sony do what you need to do.
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#46 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -
[QUOTE="bbkkristian"][QUOTE="Sweenix"]

I want my persona 5 on my PS4 :P

Suppaman100
Welp, we'll have to agree to disagree. :)

Nintendo? Disgusting. They would destroy everything and keep Atlus games exclusive to their sh*t consoles. Sony do what you need to do.

Whatever. I'll enjoy your tears if Nintendo gets them.
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#47 Posted by Suppaman100 (5250 posts) -

I hope it's Nintendo.

One, because they need it since they survive by themselves so gaining another developer would definitly be good for them and two, because it would make a lot of people cry which I would just enjoy to see.

laus_basic

Keep your nintentrash to yourself, there's no need for nintendo to ruin other franchises. Nintendo can keep making inferior rehashes, shovelware and crap only neckbeard nintentards who still think they're children buy.

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#48 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -
[QUOTE="laus_basic"]

I hope it's Nintendo.

One, because they need it since they survive by themselves so gaining another developer would definitly be good for them and two, because it would make a lot of people cry which I would just enjoy to see.

Suppaman100
Keep your nintentrash to yourself, there's no need for nintendo to ruin other franchies. Nintendo can keep making inferior rehashes, shovelware and crap only neckbeard nintentards who still think they're children buy.

Trololololololololololol
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#49 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29569 posts) -

[QUOTE="laus_basic"]

I hope it's Nintendo.

One, because they need it since they survive by themselves so gaining another developer would definitly be good for them and two, because it would make a lot of people cry which I would just enjoy to see.

Suppaman100

Keep your nintentrash to yourself, there's no need for nintendo to ruin other franchies. Nintendo can keep making inferior rehashes, shovelware and crap only neckbeard nintentards who still think they're children buy.

Sounds like someone needs a nap. 

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#50 Posted by bbkkristian (14971 posts) -

[QUOTE="Suppaman100"][QUOTE="laus_basic"]

I hope it's Nintendo.

One, because they need it since they survive by themselves so gaining another developer would definitly be good for them and two, because it would make a lot of people cry which I would just enjoy to see.

LegatoSkyheart

Keep your nintentrash to yourself, there's no need for nintendo to ruin other franchies. Nintendo can keep making inferior rehashes, shovelware and crap only neckbeard nintentards who still think they're children buy.

Sounds like someone needs a nap. 

:lol: