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    A year after SEGA of Europe hired their new president, Chris Bergstresser, SEGA of America has followed suit, and appointed a new COO and president. Ian Curran now fills both roles for the North American branch of the company, where he will also be serving on Atlus USA's board. This means he's the second in command, below CEO Tatsuyuki Miyazaki, and will be in charge of helping SEGA expand in the west.

    Curran's previous jobs include high ranking roles at THQ and Acclaim Entertainment. Both CEO Miyazaki and COO Curran are looking forward to achieving success in the west, following well received titles like Persona 5, Sonic Mania Plus, and the Yakuza series.

    :arrow: Source: GBAtemp Press Inbox
     
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  3. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!
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    Well, didn't and don't know the presidents, so I can only hope for the best.
     
  4. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER
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    what is COO?
     
  5. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 I hate my name.
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    Would post a lmgtfy link, but I am almost ready for my warning points to expire so I cant afford to get a shitpost point.
    From google, it says chief operating officer.
     
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  6. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER
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    YOU CAN TRY IT, i would like more a meme post instead a serious one, and i'm pretty sure mods here are pretty tolerant toward jokes
     
  7. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 I hate my name.
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    No thanks, I have been carrying these points since 2015, time to get rid of them asap.
    And I dont want an offtopic point either :/
     
  8. leon315

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    it's WEIRD cauz my warn points has no expiration date -__-!

    Anyway i heard both Sega AND ATLUS broke up for unable to get some agreements about publishing NEW persona games.
     
  9. Mnecraft368

    Mnecraft368 I hate my name.
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    They dont expire naturally, but the forum rules say you can appeal for them to be removed after 6 months to a year has passed from your last warning.
    Once again, this isnt the time or place. Back on topic, or in a PM, thanks.

    For a while now, I have seen that Sega games just dont seem to be doing well. I could just not be looking hard enough, but if it is true then I hope this will help them to grow more. It would be disappointing for them to disappear.
     
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    Well,
    if he is keeping Modern Sonic forever, SEGA’s mascot is screwed.
     
  11. NeoSlyde

    NeoSlyde Let us start the game
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    Modern > Classic
     
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    And thus, ladies and gentlemen, localizing the Yakuza series has become much easier now.
     
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  13. tech3475

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    I hope they're more open to bringing games to other platforms.

    Would be nice to have a game like Persona 5 on the Switch (unless there's a licensing issues).
     
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    Persona 5 for PC and/or Switch or riot.
     
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    Riot then, because there is no way Persona gonna leave Sony console.
     
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    Maybe this COO is willing to go for a new console? Hmm what if SEGA did the unthinkable, secretly hifed Tom Kalinske, and then on E3 or whatever, he shows up and revealed SEGA is back with a new console?
     
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    Persona Q is a 3DS game, so the franchise isn't Sony-Exclusive. It's just Console-Exclusive. The riot part was a joke. Should have put "/s" at the end to be honest.
     
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    Just once I wished they'd hire an experienced pickle farmer for a change.
     
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    If a year or two passes with no more incidents, you can kindly ask a mod or admin to remove a point. The worst they can say is no, and not getting any in between shows merit.
     
  20. leon315

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    1-2 years?! C'mon Just shoot me already! It could erase my points faster!
     
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    Lol keep hoping and dreaming, I will too. With the current gen battles I am pretty sure Sega nowhere near has the funds to attempt to rejoin the market with a new console
     
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