Really interesting that they were considering publishing for Sony well before they pulled out of the console market.
This doesn't make sense, how was MS doomed for being 100% correct? 360 was a big deal, Wii brought in an audience they got lucky obtaining anf sat on them until they dried out while the gaming narrative was focused on a titan 360 vs. a crumbling PS3 which was a massive commercial failure even after they turned things around. Then when Nintendo basically screwed up an passed every opportunity to keep or stabilize the Wii's non-gamer audience, Microsoft made Kinect and took whatever was still left and the Wii basically died in 5 seconds outside a niche group of Just Dance buyers. Which was a couple years after Nintendo said they weren't competing with the other two as Wii sales were starting to rapidly drop.Doomed to repeat history...
Microsoft "completely Discounted Nintendo" When Launching Xbox 360 | Nintendo InsiderWhen Microsoft were finalising their plans surrounding Xbox 360's launch, they had been so focused on defeating Sony's PlayStation 3 that they had mistakenlywww.nintendo-insider.com
Most versatile console ever you could say they started Xbox Live.
Slightly strange considering the type of paper, that using the table and other areas a a measurement that doesn't look like 90's print sheets, that looks like something out of the 2000's, and there's a lot of faux Dreamcast stuff out there, however who know may be reprinted.
90's standard printer paper is not the same as now. but anyway it could be real as I said before.It's printed on standard A4 paper.
90's standard printer paper is not the same as now. but anyway it could be real as I said before.
Which doesn't address or refute my point. Either way, as i said before (which you also dismissed) it could be real. Plus the paper isn't the only reason for skepticism.I had the printout, that I photographed. It was actual A4 standard.
Oh I see, thanks for what you were able to share ^^I no longer have the original, too many house moves since then and it's been lost.
If you are part of the same team that released the Saturn in Europe...and you are building a marketing plan for your next release in said market......a SWOT process is most certainly part of the planning rhythm.Not too sure a Professional Document would say "Pissed off Retailers" but will give credit for finding that document.
It is certainly interesting stuff, I'm just surprised at how terrible the grammar is and that they used the US Formatting of dates.If you are part of the same team that released the Saturn in Europe...and you are building a marketing plan for your next release in said market......a SWOT process is most certainly part of the planning rhythm.
You detail your previous launches Strengths.
You analyze your previous launches Weaknesses.
You point out/discuss your current plans/launches Opportunities.
You identify Threats to your current plan/launch (mostly competition).
If I was on that team and our heads were on the chopping block (which at this point in Sega's hardware life they most certainly were) I don't want to see bullshit like "Revisit key retailing partnerships and create a cohesive Teachable Point of View around our brand and how it can be leveraged to help them drive growth in key product categories". I want the team (at every level) to understand what went wrong "We pissed off retailers".
But all of this is moot....real marketing plans are painstakingly created Illuminated Manuscripts usually reproduced from an Incunable that only the highest order of marketing monks have access to.
Yeah, the whole SWOT process was late 60's early 70's and was used (and still is used) across many industries.It is certainly interesting stuff, I'm just surprised at how terrible the grammar is and that they used the US Formatting of dates.
I am looking at the document in awe simply for the incompetence. Feels like a "no shit sherlock" to these problems I guess. I do honestly feel for those who written this up as it I can imagine their final days of the Saturn were probably brutal.
SWOTs feel new though, but I can imagine that they are an old time thing.
Noticed Lion Head is mentioned but they formed a month later. Did Peter mention his intentions to make the Studio to SEGA UK a month before?
"Invite Nintendo and Sony to publish on our format". Good idea
Looking forward to more.
Never realised the UK launch price was £399, makes the PS5 and Xbox Series seem incredible value in comparison.
A4 is A4, since the standard was introduced in the 70's. What a strange comment to make.90's standard printer paper is not the same as now. but anyway it could be real as I said before.
Is this Peter Moore, or did someone sneak into his house?
A4 is A4, since the standard was introduced in the 70's. What a strange comment to make.
3DO was in the same position as Sega after they dropped the Dreamcast, a third party software maker, so not sure what you mean by this. Difference is 3DO dropped out intentionally because of the 3DO fire sales, which greatly increased sales but price cuts and free game giveaways to compete with a major financial corporation like Sony is not Something a slightly-better than a startup company could really deal with. M2 production to compete and manufacture would have been a sunk cost, which is usual for consoles but 3DO was already heading in the red, best to sell the hardware division to Samsung and go third party with cash than go bankrupt, and move whatever debt is left over after the Samsung Sale to Panasonic. Of course, 3DO wouldn't survive but that's another story. I mean technically, Sega barely did as well, the merger is what really saved them.Couple of things missed out on the document: Low Points: Sega Saturn...Sega knew all too well that the PS-X wiped the floor with the Saturn globally...and they had a battered reputation to amend with the Dreamcast...the other part being: "The Great Unknown": -Sony, minute PS2 shows up Dreamcast days are numbered, they have the market briefly between 1998-2000 after that all its gone...if you think about it, Sega were on borrowed time throughout the life-span of the Dreamcast Project....(as a hardware manufacturer) they are fortunate to be still somewhat standing today otherwise they could easily have ended up like Atari/Commodore/3DO..
VF3TB has nothing to do with the hardware, as Naomi is stronger (and cheaper) than the Model 3, so that doesn't cut it.It's says PC based hardware then lists the Hitachi SH4 that isn't even X86 and has more in common with the Sega Saturn than a PC.
Also it's interesting that they were aiming for a GPU at least as fast as the Model-3 arcade. But by all accounts VF3tb was far from arcade perfect.
maybe neither of you were born yet.
Yeah it was most likely a poor conversation by Genki because of unfamiliarity with the DC hardware.VF3TB has nothing to do with the hardware, as Naomi is stronger (and cheaper) than the Model 3, so that doesn't cut it.
He says to a guy with a fucking Terry Thomas avatar and name..
Which is naomi hardware, so it's likely they didn't really touch the arcade machine first or did so at the same time of making 3TB. It is a different architecture from Model 3 so that makes some sense.Yeah it was most likely a poor conversation by Genki because of unfamiliarity with the DC hardware.