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Sega arcade games move to the PC

Sega Enterprises' popular home and video game titles will soon find a new home on the PC.

Sega Enterprises' popular home and video game titles will soon find a new home on the PC.

The company will tomorrow team up with Softbank to announce a new U.S.-based subsidiary called Sega Entertainment that will modify Sega products like the 3D driving games Sega Rally and Daytona USA to run on PCs. The company plans to release its first title as early as June and to follow with 24 others by the end of this year.

Sega and Softbank are projecting sales of 200,000 to 300,000 copies per title, with a sales target of $50 million in the first year. In the United States, a PC game is generally considered a success if more than 100,000 copies are sold.

Sega and Softbank are investing $26.5 million to open the new company, with Sega contributing 75 percent of the funding.

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