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'Sega Forever is a risky nostalgia play'

Emulators for old consoles are popular but Sega's decision to go all-in on mobile with Sega Forever is a risky move, writes Emmet Ryan

Emmet Ryan

Technology Correspondent

22nd June, 2017

The decision for Sega to go with mobile for its nostalgia fuelled Sega Forever product should make an awful lot of sense. Everyone has their mobile on them all the time and mobile gaming is really popular.

The nostalgia pop for Nintendo's NES classic showed there is a market for retro gaming, not to mention the explosion of arcade themed pubs like Token in Dublin or Level Up in Eugene, Oregon. Then there's the longstanding...

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