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This is a discussion on Atlus at risk, parent company bankrupt within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Originally Posted by KingLazy Makes me wonder why the people at Sony aren't even bothering buying Sony is full of ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLazy View Post
    Makes me wonder why the people at Sony aren't even bothering buying
    Sony is full of retards, apparently.

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    People seem to also forget that the parent company of Atlus is going bankrupt, while Atlus is very profitable as a company still. I think a chance of a break off is more likely than any other.
    Nah, they're not profitable enough to break off and be independent. A buy-out is still the most likely thing to happen to them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KingLazy View Post
    Sony buys Persona, Nintendo buys Shin Megami Tensei series. It's a win win for both sides.
    Isn't Persona part of the SMT series?

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    Quote Originally Posted by skidmarkgn View Post
    Isn't Persona part of the SMT series?
    Shin Megami are the main entries, Persona is like a spin off

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post

    Nah, they're not profitable enough to break off and be independent. A buy-out is still the most likely thing to happen to them.
    not to mention ATLUS are in a debt hole that nintendo could easily pay off for them

    http://www.gameranx.com/updates/id/1...ill-buy-atlus/

    It was revealed earlier this month that Nintendo is one of Atlus' biggest creditors, with Atlus owing them as much as 13,599,000 yen. They aren't the biggest creditor (that being Production IG at 44 million yen), however they do have incentive.

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    So any updated news on this?

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    About Twenty Companies Including Sega Made a Bid on Atlus, 20 Billion Yen Offered | DualShockers

    Looks like things are starting to get heated on the war for the acquisition of Atlus. According to a report by Bloomberg Japan about twenty companies including Sega Sammy Holdings made a bid on the studio behind Persona and Catherine.

    Executives familiar with the situation reported that some of the bids reached about 20 billion yen (a little south of 201 million dollars) in the primary auction held earlier this week, and that Atlus’ mother company Index Corporation will choose the candidates before or as early as next week and determine a final buyer by the end of the month. Notably, 20 billion yen are way superior to the initial estimated revenue of 15 billion yen.

    In July Index hired the GCA Savvian consulting firm to serve as advisors during the transfer of business ownership. Kazumasa Otsuka-san of the Nijubashi law firm declined to comment or to share details about the actual procedure implemented for the auction. A representative of Sega Sammy Holdings did not offer any comment as well.

    Atlus is on sale because Index Corporation filed for Civil Rehabilitation (the Japanese equivalent of a soft Bankruptcy) after finding itself in debt by 24.5 billion yen (almost 246 million dollars). In the meanwhile the studio reassured customers that business will continue as usual and future releases won’t be affected.

    There is still no word on the possible results of the auction, so all we can do for now is wait and see, while hoping that Atlus will be acquired by a third party that will guarantee its quality, creativity and independence.

    We have reached out to both Atlus and Sega requesting a comment, and we’ll keep you updated if we receive anything relevant.

    please not sega

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    About 20 companies are placing a bid on Atlus huh? Damn! Capcom might be on this list as well...



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    Quote Originally Posted by stefanovich777 View Post
    About 20 companies are placing a bid on Atlus huh? Damn! Capcom might be on this list as well...
    Don't doubt it, but let's hope they don't win the bid lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nagflar View Post
    Don't doubt it, but let's hope they don't win the bid lol.
    Yeah lol. Hopefully (I wish), Namco Bandai is among the bidders.



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    Quote Originally Posted by MAXTHUNDER View Post
    I want to see 3D Dot Game Heroes 2. So hopefully SONY buys them out and I'll be happy.
    I have to agree that game brought back the old school.

    I hope they get it together but that's a whole buncha of money there sinking in
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    actually the more i think about it sega can be a good choice.


    Sega's main income is from PC games.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    actually the more i think about it sega can be a good choice.


    Sega's main income is from PC games.
    Yup they aren't that bad tbh, but still they screwed up, Valkyria Chronicles franchise, (which was friggin' awesome) so I got mixed feelings about them.



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    Here's hoping Sega at least wins the bid anything but the big 3 from buying Atlus or EA and Capcom.

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    And... Sega has won the bid, glorious!
    Edit: I just hope Persona 5 won't turn into garbage just like the latest Sega's games such as Aliens : CM and Rome 2 Total War...



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    No... this can't be happening... Sega bought them? The same company that hasn't localized anything in the west? I'm done.

    If I don't get Persona 5 next gen, I'm done with gaming.

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    Glad SEGA got Atlus.

    That's a strong pairing that'll please both Eastern as well as Western gamers.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    Glad SEGA got Atlus.

    That's a strong pairing that'll please both Eastern as well as Western gamers.
    I agree with dj on this. Out of all the bidders that were discussed, I think SEGA was the best one. Then again, I sure as hell hope they don't fuck those IPs like they fucked Sonic.

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    Dammit Sega, all I want from you is Shenmue III. A Shenmue HD collection couldn't hurt either.



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    At least Nintendo didn't get the bid. Now Persona 5 where are you?


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    persona 5 tf2 promo hats

    pc version of persona 5 features unique tf2 heavy persona to fight with


    just watch it will happen


    anyways, success


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