SEGA Looking to Buy Up Other Publishers

It sounds like SEGA is in a bit more of a stable situation since exiting the console business a year or so ago, as according to a new report the company is interested in purchasing some third-party publishers to add to its list of development studios.

According to a story on Reuters (via Gamespot), the House of Sonic is mostly looking towards publishers in the West – North America and Europe – in an attempt to “strengthen its position in the market and move it closer to the achievement of its goal to be the top publisher in the world.”

THQ and Infogrames, two publishers that have had close connections with SEGA in the past, are name-checked as potential acquisition targets, but one company that is apparently ruled out is FIFA publisher Electronic Arts.

This may be great news for SEGA and its growth as a third-party publisher. We’ll let you know if anything comes of this.

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