Microsoft’s plans to buy Sega have been talked about for a very long time, and the latest leaked information is that this acquisition will happen. In addition, the company has the idea to acquire another Japanese giant, Konami.
The main news last week was perhaps ZeniMax Media and Bethesda’s successful addition to the Xbox team. Now, Microsoft’s next possible acquisition is on the agenda. We’re talking about the acquisition of legendary Japanese companies like Konami and Sega.
Regarding Sega, it can be said that the company has been associated with Microsoft for decades and rumors of a possible takeover have been circulating for a long time. Konami is also on the agenda to join Microsoft’s valuable assets with popular games such as Silent Hill and Metal Gear.
Microsoft’s weak position in the Japanese market is cited as a justification for the company’s possible plans. A fact that Microsoft traditionally lost to Sony in Japan. For example, in the last week of February, only 10 Xbox One consoles were sold, as well as 1,508 Xbox Series X and S consoles in Japan. For comparison, the Japanese purchased 33,792 Sony PS5 and 78,134 Nintendo Switch consoles in the same week.
Of course, Konami and Sega won’t be able to make the Xbox the first console brand in Japan, but it is unquestionable that they will help strengthen Microsoft’s position.