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Roughly 20 Companies Interested in Atlus Purchase

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In a report published by Bloomberg, around 20 companies are interested in the purchase of Atlus parent company Index Holdings.

Index Corp was established in 1995, they bought Atlus Co. in 2006. The company filed for bankruptcy on June 27th due to a pretty large debt amounting to roughly 2.45 billion yen.

Sources close to the situation have claimed that the plan is to whittle down the amount of candidates by next week and to determine the final transfer by the end of this month.

Bids have gone as high as 20 billion yen (roughly $201 million), which is five billion yen more than the expected 15 billion for the parent company.

One of the more notable bidders is Sega Sammy Holdings, who are already a distributor for Atlus games in Japan. So, who do you guys hope buys Index, and subsequently, Atlus? Sound off below!


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4 comments
  1. doop
    doop
    August 4, 2013 at 10:03 am

    who else is going for them? i heard sony was too, but i could be wrong >.<

  2. Flandy
    Flandy
    August 4, 2013 at 1:12 pm

    I don’t really think I would trust any company with Atlus. I hope they go to a Japanese publisher. Maybe xseed?

  3. schobeleth
    schobeleth
    August 4, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    With how Sony has been shuttering studios lately, I’m not sure if they can afford another internet studio. It’d be very interesting if someone bought them and subsequently the Atlus became an exclusive developer, though.

  4. John Sabin
    John Sabin
    August 5, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    XSeed is not a Japanese publisher. You can pretty much be asured that they will go to a Japanese company though.