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Old December 23rd, 2003, 08:48 PM   #1
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Please tell me what happen

could somone please tell me in-depth, how sega sports is now espn games? i know you guys have probably talked about this a countless number of times so someone update me on what i missed.
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Old December 29th, 2003, 04:30 AM   #2
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I just stumbled upon this information myself recently. I'm a little conrfused too. But my best guess would be that Sega's sports games weren't selling too well. I often saw them sitting in the bargain bin. I especially remember them selling poorly on GameCube. Anyway, they probably partnered with ESPN to use their name to possibly help the games sell better. It's still the same people making the game, just a different name.
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Yeah, I think Sega and ESPN partnered to help both companies. ESPN games were usually crap, and Sega games weren't selling. So if you have a well known sports name on a better video game (even though ESPN had games before, no one ever even knew about them, whereas people know what Sega is). So it drew alot of sports fans.
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I don't think ESPN benefits much from this partnership, other than any money they collect for licensing their name, logo, themes, anchors, etc...

You could say that they get some more exposure. But I'm pretty sure that whoever is playing these games already knows what ESPN is.
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Yeah, I think Sega and ESPN partnered to help both companies. ESPN games were usually crap, and Sega games weren't selling. So if you have a well known sports name on a better video game (even though ESPN had games before, no one ever even knew about them, whereas people know what Sega is). So it drew alot of sports fans.
I actually stumbled upon an old ESPN ad. One of the anchors was used to sell the games. Konami was the one who published them.
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