If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Read our editorial policy.

Sega times another go at broadband

Teams up with Acer and Softbank to service Japanese ISPs

Sega, Acer and Softbank have joined forces to distribute video games over broadband. The partnership will result in a new company, Xsido Corp., which will develop the technology and games and make it available to ISPs in Japan, Taiwan and South Korea to offer to their customers regardless of platform. ISPs will charge their customers to play the games at their own discretion. It sounds like a good bet for the companies involved, and with the proliferation of various DSL and cable technologies in Japan, perhaps the timing is finally right for Sega, who jumped the gun by a mile with Dreamcast…

Source - ConsoleWire

Become a Eurogamer subscriber and get your first month for £1

Get your first month for £1 (normally £3.99) when you buy a Standard Eurogamer subscription. Enjoy ad-free browsing, merch discounts, our monthly letter from the editor, and show your support with a supporter-exclusive comment flair!

About the Author
Tom Bramwell avatar

Tom Bramwell


Tom worked at Eurogamer from early 2000 to late 2014, including seven years as Editor-in-Chief.

Eurogamer.net logo

Buy things with globes on them

And other lovely Eurogamer merch in our official store!

Explore our store
Eurogamer.net Merch