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Sega Corp. on Monday dismissed a report that Microsoft Corp. and Electronic Arts Inc. may try to acquire the Japanese video game software developer.

Sega, which is in talks with the pachinko machine maker Sammy Corp. on integrating operations, issued a statement saying the company has yet to receive any official offer regarding a business tieup with the U.S. firms.

The Wall Street Journal reported Friday that Microsoft and California-based video game giant Electronic Arts are studying buying all or part of Sega but have yet to decide whether they will tender offers.

In the statement, Sega said it will give priority to business integration with Sammy, a major producer of pachinko machines, as announced last month, and plans to sign an agreement in late May.

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