A rumor without many foundations has excited Sega lovers throughout the weekend: the possibility of Sega joining Microsoft to release the expected Xbox Series X in Japan under the seal of the Sonic brand. A story that was born, basically, in the face of speculation and which many media have echoed, but it seems that it will not go beyond the mere fantasy of each other. This has been confirmed by a benchmark in the sector such as analyst Daniel Ahmad.
“A key opinion leader in China who has already seen the latest issue of Famitsu has assured with complete certainty that the revolutionary news from Sega is not the rumor of Microsoft working with Sega to change the name of Xbox Series X in Japan,” insured. As a joke, he assured that “when the Famitsu news comes, it will surely be something like the new Sega logo or similar”, a comment that has not suited another reputable analyst in the industry: Serkan Toto of Kantan Games.
Toto came to the defense of Zenji Nishikawa, the journalist who last week spoke of the “Sega revolutionary announcement” that he had exclusively prepared for the new issue of Famitsu. He explained that “the Japanese journalist who teased the scoop last week and placed the ad at the height of the PS5 reveal exclusive has never been known to be a clown, a troll, or a smug guy. I am not his Lawyer, and it may not be up to scratch, but it can be interesting. “
What is certain is that Nishikawa, as Toto recalls, did not at any time place Microsoft among its tracks (he did assure that Dreamcast 2 would not be the announcement), and it seems that everything has been promoted by the fantasy wishes of some Twitter users and web pages without much scruple. Famitsu goes on sale on June 4, but it is very likely that the exclusive on the network will end up on Tuesday or Wednesday. It will remain to be patient to know the revolutionary announcement of Sega.