Feb 19th, 2014


Sega has announced that its child company, Index Corporation, will split into two companies – Atlus and Index – on the 1st of April this year.

Simultaneously, the Western subsidiary, Index Digital Media, will be renamed to Atlus USA, Inc.

Sega says that this venture will boost the creative productivity within Sega Sammy as well as each industry under the Sega umbrella.

Atlus will comprise 121 staff. They will be responsible for game development, testing, and everything else game-related. Yukio Sugino, Sega’s managing director and Index company director, will represent this division.

Index will comprise 166 staff. They will be in charge of online marketing, content delivery and system upgrades. This division will be overseen by Index representative director and executive vice president Yasuhiko Hamada.

In an official statement, Naoto Hiraoka, senior vice president of the Consumer Software Division of Index Corporation and CEO of Index Digital media, took the time to thank fans for their continued support. Regarding the company’s division, he had this to say:

As a part of the Sega Sammy group, we are determined to explore new ways of creating synergy and to expand our brand awareness around the world. Additionally, we have many undisclosed titles in the works. We hope that you look forward to these as much as we do.

It will be interesting to see what this new direction will mean for the company and its franchises.

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  • Gameonfool

    Good luck

  • linkzero65

    wow this old news… but thanks anyway

    • Ducked

      Its better then the Japanese sales that will come out in a few hours

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      Most things here are old news. I get this stuff a day or two early at NintendoLife.

      • That guy who hates Spike

        I used to go on Nintendo Life very often, but GoNintendo is so much faster.

      • linkzero65

        same here. but i prefer wiiudaily because the info is clear… at nintendo life it’s Chaos!

        • Daniel Gonzalez

          It’s the opposite for me.

          • linkzero65

            lol ok 🙂

          • Daniel Gonzalez


  • Sonic the Hedgehog

    I hope we are being good to them!

  • Logan Wayman

    Hey, that sounds like a good ide-WAIT A MINUTE!!! April 1st? Is this going to be an April Fools’ joke?

  • Skelterz

    Screw sega!

    • Sonic the Hedgehog


      • Miles “Tails” Prower

        Don’t worry Sonic. 🙂 I think this will be great for us!

    • Daniel Gonzalez

      I’d rather not.

      • Skelterz


    • Kiryu Kyosuke

      Not this time, they made a god damn good move.

      • Skelterz

        Give it time

        • Kiryu Kyosuke


  • Ducked

    What in the future will be Nintendo of America…

  • abe

    Nintendo BUY THEM

    • Kiryu Kyosuke

      Hell fucking NO.

  • The Clockwork Being

    Well hopefully we hear about Shin Megami Tensei X Fire Emblem soon.

    • kevinxDxD

      I have a feeling that will be saved for E3 since it could be their big announcement for the convention.

  • Blaze247

    Hmmm… let us see where this path will take us. 🙂