Sega Attempting To Acquire Index Holdings
Reports from Bloomberg JP seem to be suggesting that Sega Sammy is interested in Atlus’ parent company Index and has placed a bid for the company among 20 other companies bidding. The bidding has gone as high as 20 billion yen (or approximately $203 million). If all goes well, perhaps Sega will be the new owners of Index.
Sega apparently already helps distribute games for Atlus so it wouldn’t be too far of a stretch to see their partnership grow. I wouldn’t mind a Sega acquisition as long as Sega lets Atlus do its own thing or at least lets them localize freely. However, Sega has gotten a lot better recently, after all they are bringing Hatsune Miku Project Diva F for the PS3 to the west this year. Not to mention that both Atlus and Sega have a pension for quirky and niche video games.