In another sign of the unstable Japanese economy, the two Japanese giants might look to pool their talent, and more importantly, their money.
As everyone knows, Sega has been on the auction block for who knows how long. Even after it announced a partnership with Sammy, developer of the Guilty Gear series (which wasn't thought to be a good move by investors), Sega is still not getting enough income to stay comfortably afloat in the ridiculously competitive Japanese game market.
Enter Namco, who has reportedly offered a merger with Sega. Enter the spokesperson:
"Though we have been considered rival companies, we believe a merger would help both firms increase our competitiveness," said a Namco spokeswoman.
"We have asked Sega to consider it last year," she said, declining to disclose other details about the request.
A merger of this magnitude, if it were to go through, would make the combined Sega-Namco company the largest in Japan, surpassing the likes of Nintendo, Konami, and the newly-formed Square-Enix.
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