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Sega Sports pulled from Cube

Sega hedgehogs its bets

Sega of America says it has pulled its GameCube Sega Sports line-up, and sources (including sales data) suggest that's because nobody bought it. Sega still pledges to deliver high quality "entertainment" titles to the console, like shameless ports of three-year-old platform games. Furthermore, the Sega Sports line will not be abandoned on PS2 and Xbox.

"GameCube is a fantastic platform for all genres of games," Sega says. We just can't flog sports games on it, or in the ridiculous, incomprehensible language of PR, "we are placing priority and focusing our resources on delivering those titles to the platform moving forward." Yes, thanks.

IGN dug a little deeper and got an even bigger earful of rubbish, but given the generally held view that Cube is a secondary console to PS2 in most gamers' homes, it isn't too surprising to see Sega's "sports franchise" titles flop in a sea of flopping ports.

Source: IGN

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