Sega to return to the Console wars with a new machine?

segasammyGaming news can come from the most unexpected places. Earlier today an investment company found and revealed a blog post from Sega's latest plans to revive themselves in the console gaming market with a new system. The plan states it is set to release a good year before Microsoft or Sony begin to move on from their current consoles. Is it creditable? Only time will tell...

Here is what the blog post stated:

Recap

As we have previously reported, SEGA SAMMY plans on moving on from LINDBERGH/RINGEDGE development to the next generation of technology in 2011. We exclusively reported that both Hiroshi Yagi and Yu Suzuki are heading the research and development team tasked with the creation of the new platform. We were also the first to break the news that the new board shall have a console counterpart that shall see a consumer release in 2012 aproximately one year after the debut of it's arcade cousin, designed to compete with the next generation of XBox and PlayStation. Like we previously reported SEGA plans a one year lead on both MS and Sony as due to the introduction of Natal and Arc neither have any hardware refresh plans prior to 2013.

Further developments

Today we can exclusively reveal that SEGA has signed with Imagination Technologies of the United Kingdom to provide, to quote our source "a very high end next generation graphics chipset" for exclusive arcade and console use.

If we were to take an educated guess we would have to say that this emplies the in development PowerVR Series 6, the successor to the PowerVR SGX5XX Series.

Regarding other technicalities nothing is yet known. Thus information such as Ram Configuration, Ram type, CPU, CPU provider etc... currently remain a mystery.

In an earlier article we stated that Sony had chosen PowerVR for next generation, however, according to our source Sony decided against the design in favor of a cheaper solution from AMD or nVidia. Apparently after the loses made with PS3, Howard Stringer the CEO of the company wants a sub $300 price/performance system for the next round.

Stay tuned for further details on SEGA's next generation plans as and when we get them.

More news as we get it!

Source: http://www.iii.co.uk/investment/detail?type=&code=cotn%3AIMG.L&it=le&display=discussion&action=detail&id=6041779


Last Updated ( 08 March 2010 )  

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(Link to this comment) TwoHeadedBoy 2010-03-09 12:19
I just jizzed a bit :o
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