Thousands of arcades in Japan, belonging to a legacy gaming company, are shutting down for good. The decades-old arcade industry might as well.
Sega, the video game company perhaps best known for creating Sonic the Hedgehog, is synonymous with arcade machines.
Over time, Sega has fallen from its heights, culminating in the closure of all their Japanese arcades after more than 50 years running.
The arcade market has shrunk considerably since its heyday, largely due to home video game consoles becoming mainstream.
Sega's traditional arcades in Japan weren't doing so well beforehand, but COVID was the final nail in the coffin.
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