After more than 50 years, Sega has pulled out of the Japanese arcade business.
All of the company's remaining arcades will be sold to arcade company Genda Inc, which operates locations under the GiGo brand (thanks, Tojodojo).
Sega had signalled the move back in 2020 - which, as you might expect, was a particularly poor year for arcade revenue. Back then, it shifted 85 percent of its arcade shares to Genda. Now, it has offloaded the rest.
Of course, this is part of a much longer trend away from arcades towards gaming at home - a trend Japan has resisted for longer than many other countries. Over the years, countless arcade locations have shuttered.
Eurogamer's editor-in-chief and resident Japanese arcade fan Martin Robinson has previously chronicled some of his trips to Tokyo's iconic arcade and anime district Akihabara, and his memories from there.
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