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Sega buys Atlus for $140 million

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Ever had some cash, a burning hole in your pocket and your eyes set on something that could make you some premium bucks in the future? Sega certainly did, as they just forked out over $140 million to buy cult game developer Atlus.

Well, more than Atlus to be precise. Sega recently bought the parent of that developer, Index Holdings in a wider deal. Said deal now gives Sega access to not only just the talented staff at Atlus, but their entire catalogue of games as well.

Index Holdings had no choice but to sell Atlus and other properties this year, after they declared themselves bankrupt in June to the tune of $200 Million. Atlus was one of their few holdings that was still making any cash, thanks in part to developed and published games such as Persona Arena and Catherine.

There’ll probably be some corporate restructuring at Atlus in the months to come. Hopefully the staff that gets the eventual pink slip doesn’t take the whole matter too…Persona-lly.

Last Updated: September 18, 2013


  1. Sega should have spent that money to get a proper QA department for the creative assembly instead. So they can do some proper game testing for the Total War game.


  2. Umar Jaeger

    September 18, 2013 at 15:10

    I see what you did there… I don’t really know if this is good or bad news


  3. RincethisBellsofmyGTAVhands

    September 18, 2013 at 15:12

    I’ve heard of SEGA, didn’t they work on that brilliant rendition of Aliens: Colonial Marines?


    • Alien Emperor Trevor

      September 18, 2013 at 15:16

      I thought it was developed by Not-Gearbox-Yet-Gearbox :/


      • RincethisBellsofmyGTAVhands

        September 18, 2013 at 15:20

        And SEGA brother 🙁 And SEGA…


  4. SaintsRowLee

    September 18, 2013 at 15:14

    Catherine… that was a game I still wanted to look into and forgot about…


    • UltimateNinjaPandaDudeGuy

      September 18, 2013 at 15:18

      Never even heard about it o.O


    • Umar Jaeger

      September 18, 2013 at 15:24

      The game is still too damn expensive


    • Chantal Wood

      September 18, 2013 at 15:26

      If you’re a fan of anime / good story telling and puzzlers in any way shape or form, you really REALLY need to get it. Replay value on challenges is incredibly high, and there are a few differing potential endings 😛 Easily one of the fav titles I got for my xboxen. Going cheap on PSN atm as well.


      • Umar Jaeger

        September 18, 2013 at 15:29

        Was free also on psn + a month ago but physical copies cost R500 up, looking for a used copy.


  5. Umar Jaeger

    September 18, 2013 at 15:25

    Persona 5 🙁 …… As long as you get made I am fine


  6. Sir Rants-a-Lot Llew

    September 18, 2013 at 15:27

    Bad pun is bad and you should feel bad Brenda


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