A new interview has just appeared in Famitsu going over the Sega Ages Nintendo Switch line of games. M2 President and CEO Naoki Horii, Sega’s Sega Ages Lead Producer and Director Rieko Kodama, Sega’s Sega Ages Senior Producer Kagasei Shimomura, and Sega’s Sega Ages Supervisor Yosuke Okunari all spoke about the current run of the games and how they are being received both inside and outside of Japan. Apparently, the enthusiasm
When asked about the reception of the games outside of Japan, Shimomura said that when it came to people outside of the country, “the excitement of everyone abroad was higher than expected.” In particular, Sega Ages Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega Ages Out Run, and Sega Ages Alex Kidd in Miracle World were cited as being especially popular in Europe. Kodama went on to confirm this, saying people in western countries seemed to really appreciate them. Again, she noted, “… Out Run and Alex Kidd in Miracle World are so popular in Europe! I was surprised by that.”
However, the situation in Japan is a bit different. When it came to discussing the Japanese sales figures, Shimomura noted that the “sales in Japan have been more frustrating.” He acknowledged that these games are part of a niche market. In his response, he also noted these titles were selling half as well as the Nintendo 3DS Sega 3D Classics line of games M2 had created for Sega.
The most recent Sega Ages games released include Sega Ages Virtua Racing, Sega Ages Puyo Puyo, and Sega Ages Alex Kidd in Miracle World. Some future titles include Space Harrier, Columns II, Puyo Puyo 2, and Sonic the Hedgehog 2.