Sega has been floundering around lately, but it seems during a conglomerate meeting of Sega Sammy Holdings, serious business overhauls were discussed, and it seems one of the overhauls included the exit from the home console market, and to focus on mobile and online PC gaming.
From Japan Today article Fans mourn Sega's exit from console video game market, news that "Sega Sammy Holdings, the parent company that now controls one-time video gaming pioneer Sega, is looking to seriously overhaul its structure and business operations, [...] but one of the first steps seems to be Sega ditching the console video game business to focus on what it considers the areas of biggest growth, mobile and online PC games." What this means for the arcade business and for the home VFer, remains to be seen.
Although SEGA has been suffering for a while, in no small thanks to their own decisions, this is pretty big. I'm mostly worried about ATLUS, who were recently acquired by Sega Sammy Holdings. What affects would this have on them, and on the gaming industry as a whole?