Bloomberg Japan is reporting (via: Hachima) that around 20 companies have expressed interest in bidding for Index Holdings, Atlus’ parent company, following news of its bankruptcy.

 

Among these is Sega Sammy, Bloomberg says. Additionally, Bloomberg’s sources tell them that the bid for the company has gone up to 20 billion yen (about $200 million), up from the previously expected value of 15 billion yen.

 

Candidates for the bid are expected to be narrowed down by next week, according to Bloomberg, with the possibility of a deal being as early as the end of August.

 

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and a contributing writer at GamesIndustry.biz. He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.

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