Rumor: Sega announcing new console / Sega Spectrum

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#1 Posted by GaussRiemann (249 posts) -

A user on NeoGAF has posted a picture of a hence unknown logo for something called "Sega Spectrum", see

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=543477

Since the Japanese slogan roughly translates to "a new world of entertainment", rumors came up that Sega might actually release a new console. The date of the photo suggests that Sega will reveil at E3 what "Sega Spectrum" will be. Sega themselves have not given any details, as far as I know.

 

Here's the picture from NeoGAF:

Logo for Sega Spectrum

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#2 Posted by gameofthering (11098 posts) -

Arcade system?

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#3 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

Why would they release a new console if they just made a Partnership with Nintendo and they get most of their money from PC titles.

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#4 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161936 posts) -
Doubt that. But I do miss Sega in the console market.:(
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#5 Posted by LASer354 (319 posts) -

Not level 10.

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#6 Posted by Nintendo_Ownes7 (30960 posts) -

Arcade system?

gameofthering

I could see that; Nintendo, SEGA, and Namco made the Tri-Force Arcade Platform during the 6th Generation and it used GCN hardware.

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#7 Posted by hexashadow13 (5157 posts) -
lololololololol Nope. Not going to happen. I do wonder what else it could mean though.
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#8 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
no way its a handheld/home console...they just made a deal/partnership with nintendo... if they were to make a new console, they would have kept all these recent releases for their launch.
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#9 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161936 posts) -
[QUOTE="campzor"]no way its a handheld/home console...they just made a deal/partnership with nintendo... if they were to make a new console, they would have kept all these recent releases for their launch.

Yeah...Sega is done in consoles. :(
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#10 Posted by megaspiderweb09 (3686 posts) -

Doubt that. But I do miss Sega in the console market.:(LJS9502_basic

Me too, i had fond memories of the megadrive a lot. It would be a breath of fresh air if they returned to console making, shake things up a little

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#11 Posted by IgGy621985 (5439 posts) -

Perhaps for Japan market. They don't have financial capabilities to compete with Sony and MS.

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#12 Posted by Sweenix (5957 posts) -

well atleast, it will make the wii u look good, which the wii u did to the vita

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#13 Posted by LJS9502_basic (161936 posts) -

[QUOTE="LJS9502_basic"]Doubt that. But I do miss Sega in the console market.:(megaspiderweb09

Me too, i had fond memories of the megadrive a lot. It would be a breath of fresh air if they returned to console making, shake things up a little

It would. They were very innovative. Was a sad day when they left the field. And costly....I had to buy many consoles to get a game here and there.:P
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#14 Posted by GaussRiemann (249 posts) -

Even if they hadn't announced the deal with Nintendo a few weeks ago I would not see a realistic chance that this will be a home console, but I'll keep it as a nice thought for the next two weeks.

The Spectrum could be many things. Maybe some kind of online game service/ channel, some kind of arcade hardware or mabye a "retro console", which plays old Sega games for various systems. Especially the latter one would be cool.

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#15 Posted by Lucianu (10283 posts) -

It would. They were very innovative. Was a sad day when they left the field. And costly....I had to buy many consoles to get a game here and there.:PLJS9502_basic

I'm a bit jelous of the people that actually got to the experience the Dreamcast back in '99 up until 2001. Must have been extraordinary. I've never seen a company come even remotely close to SEGA's obsession with creative design and innovation.

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#16 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29573 posts) -

I highly doubt Sega is announcing a new console considering they're releasing a lot of their games on Nintendo Consoles.

Yakuza 1&2 and Sonic Lost World come to mind.

It's probably something to do with Computer for Arcades in Japan.

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#17 Posted by Heil68 (57707 posts) -
That would mix things up rather nicely.
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#18 Posted by blue_hazy_basic (30823 posts) -
Must be level 10 to create a thread, sorry!