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Sega Sammy sells arcades due to pandemic

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Sega introduced to switch the shares of its arcade department to the Japanese firm Genda, which means that Sega is eliminating its involvement in arcades.

Sega Sammy, the dad or mum firm that owns Sega and different affiliated companies, has introduced its settlement to promote 85.1% of its shares in Sega Leisure, the Arcade and Leisure group in Japan. This sale has no affect on the Video Video games divisions.

Sega Sammy defined that the arcade enterprise has been severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic and theatrical attendance has “Considerably diminished” with the outcome “A major loss” for the primary quarter of the fiscal 12 months. The administration board of Sega Sammy has agreed to switch the vast majority of its shares on this sector to Genda.

The complete implications of Sega’s removing from the arcade enterprise will likely be identified when the corporate delivers its monetary report later this week. However Sega says the change will likely be recorded as an “distinctive loss” for the corporate.

Sega, like many different online game corporations, has management over many different companies apart from improvement. Sega’s historical past with the arcade is known, and its departure marks the tip of a decade-long period for the corporate.


Erwan Lafleuriel is Editor-in-Chief of IGN France. A online game slave for 40 years, he solely escapes often to mourn his defeats on Twitter.