There are some, who have tried to convince Taito to bring over NESiCA here in the US, Taito’s response was apparently “US internet connection is not as reliable and robust”. Considering the main functions of NESiCA service is not just online security streaming, but also online play-related services, I guess they didn’t want to rework the system to refit an infrastructure that’s a hundred times bigger than Japan’s.
That said, if a certain part of TX gets a fiber connection, Taito said maybe there’s room to talk.
Sega on the other hand, well, lol, good luck with that. Most of their cabinets were “for lease” only, so even the Arcades in japan didn’t technically own the games, then ALL.NET and Nesica came along, and constant security check through online made ownership less viable. good luck with that.
i’d hate to say it, but i wont blame the scene/operators here in the US if it ends up being like how Bemani is currently in the US. (fake servers and shit) but that would have very serious, much graver, legality concerns…