Sega to Purchase Atlus’ Parent Company Index Corporation for $141 Million


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Sega Sammy Holdings is set to purchase Index Corporation for 14 billion yen/$141 million, it has been revealed.

Financially challenged Index is the parent company of Atlus, known for such games as the Persona series and Dragon’s Crown, so Atlus will now become a part of Sega. Atlus previously said it would be “unaffected” by the financial troubles, although Sega reportedly plans to restructure the games business..

The report from Nikkei, comes after rumors in August that Sega was part of twenty companies bidding for Index, as it went through financial proceedings.

Does this scare you, or excite you? Let us know in the comments below.

 

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5 thoughts on “Sega to Purchase Atlus’ Parent Company Index Corporation for $141 Million

  1. This worries me. Atlus is one of the few companies that localize niche JRPGS, meanwhile Sega have refused to give us Valkyria Chronicles 3 or Phantasy Star Online 2.

    • I totally agree with you. I can’t believe of the more than 20 companies bidding, even Sony, it is Sega with only $141 million who gets it. They even said there would be changes. It is really troubling.

  2. At least Atlus isn’t getting shutdown anymore:] I’ll reserve my judgement on Sega for the time being and see where this goes. If they fuck it up i’ll bitch slap them.

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