Sega Ages Sales Lacklustre In Japan

In an interview with Famitsu, Sega’s Rieko Kodama, Kagasei Shimomura, and Yosuke Okunari, and M2’s Naoki Horii talk the first year of the SEGA AGES series with the overseas reception being higher than anticipated, but sales are less than half that of 3D Classics on Nintendo 3DS in Japan. A ruling on a second run of games has not been confirmed. Thanks to Naruki and GSK.

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Tokyo 2020 Olympics Dated

Sega Games have announced that Tokyo 2020 Olympics The Official Video Game will release for Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 in Japan on 24 July 2019 priced at ¥5,389. The game includes 15 Olympic sports and avatar customisation. Mario & Sonic AT Tokyo Olympics is set to release this Winter. Promo movie and concept movie added below…

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Sega Talk Possibility of Yakuza on Switch/Smash

IGN Japan recently spoke with Toshihiro Nagoshi of Sega Games regarding the possibility of the Yakuza series on Nintendo Switch and the possibility of any characters in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. Here is extracts of the interview:-

IGN: “Is there a possibility that the Ryu ga Gotoku series will appear on the Nintendo Switch platform?”

Nagoshi: “I haven’t considered it at this time.”

Sega and Atlas characters such as Sonic and Joker have appeared in Dairantou Smash Bros. SPECIAL, is it possible that Kiryu and Majima will also someday?”

Nagoshi: “Mr. Sakurai would not want them (laughs). It is all right if he said. But he does not want, maybe.”

Many thanks to Naruki for the translation.

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Sega Mega Drive Mini Dated

Sega have announced that the Mega Drive Mini will release worldwide on 19 September priced at ¥7,538 (approx $68) with one controller or ¥9,698 (approx $87.5) with two. 40 games will be pre-installed including Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Puyo Puyo Tsu, Shining Force, Vampire Killer, Wrestleball, Gunstar Heroes, Comix Zone, Rent A Hero, Space Harrier II, and Madou Monogatari I. Introduction videos for the console and announced software added below…

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Mario & Sonic AT Tokyo Olympics Announced 

Sega Games have announced Mario & Sonic AT Tokyo Olympics for Winter 2019 release on Nintendo Switch with an arcade version planned for 2020. Sega also announced the non-character game Tokyo 2020 Olympics The Official Video Game for release on Nintendo Switch and PlayStation 4 next Summer. Sonic at the Olympic Games was also announced for mobile release in 2020. Announcement trailer added below. Many thanks to Naruki.

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Puyo Puyo Dated For Japan

Sega Games have announced that the classic puzzle game SEGA AGES Puyo Puyo will release on the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop this week (28 March) priced at ¥999. The game is the arcade version and includes the overseas version complete with English voiceovers! Introduction video added below…

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Seven Game Sega Spring Sale

Seven new Sega games have been added to the Japanese Nintendo Switch eShop sales including the pictured Sonic Mania Plus, Sonic Forces, Shining Resonance Refrain, and four SEGA AGES titles. Check out the full list below…

SEGA AGES OutRun (Sega Games) ¥999 → ¥699

SEGA AGES Phantasy Star (Sega Games) ¥999 → ¥699

SEGA AGES Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega Games) ¥999 → ¥699

SEGA AGES Thunderforce IV (Sega Games) ¥999 → ¥699

Shining Resonance Refrain (Sega Games) ¥6,469 → ¥4,528

Sonic Forces (Sega Games) ¥6,469 → ¥4,528

Sonic Mania Plus (Sega) ¥2,484 → ¥1,987

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