Sega Denies Rumors of Dreamcast 2
Chris covered this “stupid rumor” yesterday (his words, not mine; though I totally agree), and now Sega has responded to speculation that they are planning to re-enter the console market with a new Dreamcast system. So, does the company have any intention of getting back into the console making business? No, no, no, a thousand times, no. Sega of America PR Director Charlie Scibetta spoke to GameDaily:
“We’re very happy being a platform agnostic company and have moved up the ranks the past three years from #11, to #9, and now stand at #6 in terms of our market share by units among third-party publishers. We like our current strategy and have no plans to change in the middle of this outstanding growth.”
He also added very clearly that Sega “has no plans to get back into the console business.” So there you have it: there’s no “Dreamcast 2″ on the way. This should really come as a surprise to no one; emphasis on “should.” I’m sure this rumor will continue to fester deep within the reaches of internet forums for a long long time, even with a flat out denial.