The body GENDA GiGO Entertainment announced that GiGO (formerly Sega) Akihabara Arcade #4 It will close its doors on September 25 in Japan, as the lease of the facilities expires. the complex Sega Akihabara Arcade Game #4 opened its doors in September 2010. There were five establishments GiGO Akihabara Arcade gamealthough only three will remain after the quarter closes.
The occupancy rate of many arcades has decreased due to closures due to the effect of COVID-19. the complex Game Sega Akihabara Building 2 in Tokyo closed its doors in August 2020. Then Sega closed its arcade for good Sega Ikebukuro GiGO game in Tokyo in September 2021 after 28 years of activities. The large-scale arcade opened in July 1993 under the name Ikebukuro GiGOand it was renamed Sega Ikebukuro GiGO game in July 2013.
Sega subsequently opened a new arcade across the street in October 2021 under the name Sega game. president of GENDA GiGO Entertainment, Nao Kataokasaid in October that the opening was the “First Volume” of “Ikebukuro Project“. The new arcade was renamed GiGO Ikebukuro after purchasing brands, which are explained below:
- GENDA (Global Entertainment Network for Dreams and Aspirations) bought 85.1% of the shares Sega Entertainment in December 2020, and the company was renamed as GENDA Sega Entertainment. The percentage of voting rights of Sega Entertainment became 14.9% after the transfer of shares.
- In January, GENDA acquired the remaining 14.9% of the arcade and entertainment center company’s shares. GENDA Sega Entertainmentand changed the name of the company to GENDA GiGO Entertainment. GENDA renames the 196 Sega arcades across Japan as GiGO (which stands for “Get into the Gaming Oasis”)starting with the arcades in Ikebukuro, Akihabara and Shinjuku.
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