Go back in time 20 years and you would see a very different gaming landscape than you see today, Nintendo and Sega were neck and neck, with a TV manufacturer trying to throw its hat in the Ring (SONY). Over those 20 years Sega has continually declined in popularity, by mismanaging their properties, and letting fans down over and over.
This week Sega's CEO Hajime Satomi told Japanese gaming magazine Famitsu that he thinks his company has betrayed fans, and they are ready to do what is necessary to get back in our good graces.
Right there, a focus on schedules, Satomi is clearly admitting here that Sega has putt games out that weren't ready because they had to make their street date. This is something that far too many developers do. He then goes on to say that they built a relationship with fans in the 80s and 90s, but in the 2000s they let us down.
Finally Satomi goes on to say that they will be working on something for home consoles at the Tokyo Game Show, which is September 18-21 this year. This surprises me, I was expecting Sega to continue to move away from the console market and toward the mobile market. Perhaps there is hope for them yet. I just hope they don't announce any dates, just keep quiet about your project until its ready. Don't announce a game just to build hype unless that game is 100% definitely coming out within the next 3-6 months.