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Sega Sammy gives extra lives to its slot machine parts

Company reuses items in new machines to cut costs in shrinking market

TOKYO -- Sega Sammy Holdings has begun reusing more parts in its slot and pachinko machines to slash costs and raise efficiency, expecting to buoy profit by 10 billion yen ($87.7 million) in fiscal 2019 as a result.

The Japanese company currently reuses 10 to 15 parts, but intends to expand this recycling to more than 50 so that fewer items are discarded when new machines replace old ones.

Sega Sammy plans to roughly double the business segment's operating profit to 52 billion yen for the year ending in March 2020.

"With a shrinking domestic market for pachinko and slot machines, the company will focus on increasing efficiency rather than boosting sales," Senior Executive Officer Yoichi Owaki said. 

(Nikkei)

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