Given Sammy’s desire to have Sega focus on arcade games, I can’t see this as a good move for us consolers. Gamespot had this quote:
Following today’s stockholder meeting, Sammy president Hajime Satomi has been appointed as chairman of Sega. Effective February 17, Satomi will take over the top management slot at the company, thus pushing former chairman Hideki Sato in to the vice chairman’s seat. Sega’s current president, Hisao Oguchi, will continue to hold his position in the company.