Sega's parent company Sega Sammy Holdings has revealed that its president and chief publishing officer Kenji Matsubara has resigned from the firm due to "personal reasons."
Prior to joining Sega, Matsubara had been CEO of Koei Tecmo for 9 years; he later joined the Japanese arm of Zynga, which is famous for its casual games.
He became Sega Networks Company's chief technology officer in 2014 and moved to the position of Sega's president in 2017.
Whoops! Guess we'll be hearing about how he's a crook p soon
@CowCatcher Be fair, he probably just wants to spend more time with his family.
Which family though I don't know...
so he's the one who came up with the awful Game Gear Micro
I hope it is not because of sickness.
Peace and love to everybody
Wow there are some seriously uncalled for and spiteful comments here.
@Rob3008 yeah I know right.
@gcunit @CowCatcher come on guys, let’s be a bit respectful.
He could have real mental or physical ailments that he needs treatment for... like a failing liver, STDs and two wives and a former secretary who want to lay the Smackdown on him.
@CowCatcher That's really all you could think of?
@Crockin Sometimes people resign from positions because they are done. Maybe he's not a very public person, and doesn't want to announce that he's retiring or moving to a new company.
Gets out before he gets cancelled.
@CowCatcher Probably not, unless that "affair" wasn't consensual.
Wow, 3 whole years...
Whatever it is I hope everything is okay.
This is usually a bad sign, lol
I fully agree. Myself; I had to retire at 58 years old because of leukemia.
Inb4 "but this is a Nintendo-related site".
@NEStalgia Ha, The Return of Sanic...
Who is in the running to take over? Could mean a different direction for Sega, or continued mediocrity (sans PSO announcement-best move ever, it just took too long).
Wish him all the best in whatever he's dicided to move onto.
I hope it's not cancer or anything like that.
I wonder what underling he was copulating with.
@TG16_IS_BAE maybe! But probably not.
This isn’t actually the president of SEGA leaving, this is the president of the parent company, as the article states. The actual president of SEGA of Japan is Yukio Sugino.
This comment section is a dumpster fire
Take care of yourself.
Either the Sonic game he greenlit is shaping up to be another disaster or he genuinely wants to epend more time with his family.
Knowing Sega... it's probably both.
Sucks to hear, man. Stay in good health and I wish you all the best.
Probably just wants to step out of the industry and considering the non-sense going on within the industry I don't blame him. This stuff happens and I'm not going to assume a reason unless it's reported. I mean even if he did something it can't be worse than Yves Guillemot... :/
I do hope his health/family are all good. Never wish anything negative during these situations. HOWEVER, because my loving of immature and satirical humor (HUGE Howard Stern fan here) if it comes out that he was pulling a Anthony Weiner situation I'll be laughing with tears in the eyes. I love it when high prolific people get busted for the craziest of things that just are so shocking. Proves no matter what we are all human and do dumb things (I know I definitely can't throw stones )
Is your avatar a current photo of your wang?
I hope he is doing ok.
Put the Sonic '06 remaster on hold then...
Slightly related, I hope Sega has more Sega ages games in the pipeline- been too quiet!!
@flarocque even to trump? Hitler? Stalin? Mao? Pol Pot? Think before you speak/press Enter...
@ThanosReXXX the look of Sanic’s thousand yard stare haunts my dreams and chills my bones to the very marrow...
@ThanosReXXX https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=nTDU9fSMNyI share a giggle with me.
Maybe I overdid it with sending death treats to him because we got no JSRF port.
Old boy pushed for the 32X Classic/Mini to compete with Nintendo and was told No. Poor man quit in protest. He is washing my car right now.
I have no idea what you're talking about.
Personal Reasons = Game Gear Micro
Why not both?
I never said anything regarding Trump, Hitler, Stalin, Mao, or Pol Pot??? I reported your comments as abuse to Nintendo Life.
@flarocque you’re a strange, vindictive sort. Get psychiatric help.
And this is important because...?
What is wrong with you Doktor? I read all comments from flarocque and he NEVER said anything wrong.
YOU ARE the one requiring psychiatric help!!!
@DoktorTotenKopf That was actually funny. Normally I don't really care much for these fanmade "Adobe flash-like" comical skits, but this one was okay.
@ThanosReXXX glad you approve; I’ve been watching all of his shorts for a while now. He’s brilliant I should say.
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