Index Corporation, a subsidiary of Sega, will divide into two companies—Atlus and Index—on April 1, Sega announced.
At the same time, Index Digital Media, Inc.—Index Corporation’s overseas subsidiary—will change its name to Atlus U.S.A., Inc.
The purpose of this divide is to maximize the creation of synergies within Sega Sammy, as well as within each industry of the Sega Group. With the companies divided, Sega aims to further its growth and expedite new business development.
To sum things up, we have two companies:
- Atlus (the splitting company whose name was changed from Index Corporation) – They’re in the business of game planning and development, and related industries. The company employs 121.
- Index Coporation (the newly organized division) – They’re in the content and solutions business (content distribution, systems development, internet advertisements, etc.), and related industries. The company employs 166.
Yukio Sugino, the current Sega managing director and Index company director, will act as Atlus’ new representative. And Yasuhiko Hamada, the current Index representative director and executive vice president, will act as the new Index representative.