Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

July 31, 2008 -

Sega of America CEO  Simon Jeffrey (left) has issued a bit of a spanking to his counterparts at Electronic Arts over their handling of the never-ending Take-Two takeover bid.

In a wide-ranging interview with Forbes, Jeffrey said:

It feels like EA kind of needs [Take-Two], but it probably shouldn't have made it so public that it really needed it. I think that it's losing some investor confidence; the stock price is at a three-year low. And it seems like EA has been the petulant child instead of the professional market leader. However it's EA, and it's really good at coming back.

Jeffrey praised Activision in the same interview:

[Activision Chairman] Bobby Kotick is one of the smartest people in the business. The way he's constructed Activision is really admirable... Bobby has grown Activision in stages over a long number of years to get to this point. And it's very calculating and very clever the way he's done that. Activision has also managed to be the first company in this business to market games properly. Anyone who can turn a hardcore brand like "Call of Duty" into a 10 million unit seller … is outstanding.

GP: Alas, no talk of the return of the Dreamcast... (sigh)

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Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

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YES.

Now I don't have to get off my ass for the important shit anymore!

Whats next, ordering pizza from Xbox live?

Wait... I think that sounds like a good idea.

But I think voting should MAKE you get off your ass, and see outside or a second while you go vote. I mean, your picking the president of the United States of America for God's Sake... least you can do is drive down there and punch out a card.

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*Translation* Please EA buy us out!!

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Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

Once again I still refuse to believe that someone is in charge of Sega USA.

Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

EA has made itself appear more and more desperate.  They've extended the acquisition deadline what, five times now?  Not very subtle.

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"GP: Alas, no talk of the return of the Dreamcast... (sigh)"

Something we can both agree on... oh for a 3rd Powerstone game.

Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

Thank you. We have been saying the same things about EA for a while now. It is nice to see other CEOs agreeing with us.

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Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

Is Sega contemplating a takeover of T2?  Yes?  No?  Maybe?  Probably not?  Man-it'd-be-sweet?

Re: Sega Boss Slams EA over Take-Two Bid

He commented to Kotaku that there is no Dreamcast coming. They are a software dev now and being a hardware manufacturer would cripple their software market, having to publish exclusively to their own console.

Also with Microsoft and Sony slugging it out like titans and still falling severely short of the Wii, you'd have to be batshit loco to jump back into the hardware market. Sega got out when then gettin' out was good.

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