In een artikel getiteld "Game Over for Sega?" gaat Fool.com journalist Munarriz in op geruchten dat Sega zich geheel uit de console branche gaat terugtrekken om zich te richten op de meer lucratieve software markt:
Sometimes, there just aren't enough game controllers to go around. The Asian Wall Street Journal is reporting that Sega is bowing out of the console market. The company has lost money in each of the last four years, all because of its hardware pursuits.
The article quotes Ascii executive Kazuhiko Nishi, a friend of Sega President Isao Ohkawa, but Sega denies the report. This doesn't mean the story is false; it's in the company's best interest to hold off on any kind of official statement if the story is true. After all, there are still plenty of Sega Dreamcast boxes sitting on store shelves worldwide, and no one wants to pay up for an orphaned system.