Ex Sega starlet Yuji Naka has told Kikizo that he opposed Sega’s exit from the hardware business, wanting the company to stay in the little white box game.
“Until the very final moments, I was very much against Sega ceasing to develop hardware”, he said.
“In a way I feel that, had that decision not been made, Sega would have gone bankrupt – so maybe it was a good business decision. But at the same time, I also feel like, what the hell – we should have given it a go, and we should have taken that risk.”
He added: “that is just my personal opinion, because I really enjoyed the hardware side of things at Sega”.
Sega dropped Dreamcast production in 2001. Full interview through the link.