Sega Sammy CEO Haruki Satomi and CFO Koichi Fukazawa recently participated in a Q&A session following the company’s latest earnings report, and there were a couple of tidbits that will no doubt garner interest from fans (H/T VGC)

First up, the duo was asked about the potential for adaptation other IP to the silver screen after the success of Sonic the Hedgehog 1 and 2. While SEGA wasn’t ready to reveal specifics, and we already know that a Streets of Rage film is in the works, it’s clear SEGA has more movie aspirations.

“We would like to take on challenges outside of the Sonic IP should the opportunity arise. If we can match the timing of game launches to the release of movies, it would be extremely effective from a marketing perspective and there are also significant benefits, such as increasing awareness of our IP and increasing the number of touch points for customers, as we achieved with the Sonic movie.”

Along with that, SEGA was also asked if they’d be raising the price of their games to $70, as many developers/publishers have in recent years. While SEGA wouldn’t commit to the idea, it does seem that they’re open to the move. (H/T VGC)

“In the global marketplace, AAA game titles for console have been sold at $59.99 for many years, but titles sold at $69.99 have appeared in the last year. We would like to review the prices of titles that we believe are commensurate with price increases, while also keeping an eye on market conditions.”


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