Its crazy knowing that filtering your content can do so much good for your company, especially SEGA’s recent financial results for the first quarter of its 2014 fiscal year. SEGA-Sammy’s operating income for the quarter ended on June 30th and totaled 16.1 billion yen ($163.85 million), 197.7 percent higher than the same time last year. Net income came in at a (for SEGA-Sammy) staggering 12.9 billion yen ($131.6 million), which is a 408.8 percent increase year-over-year.
SEGA-Sammy totally improved their consumer business segment, which includes those video games you loved published by SEGA and its Japanese pachislot/pachinko machine division. Panchislot/pachinko branch of the company saw a increase of revenue of 138.5%, totaling 18.7 billion yen ($190.2 million).
According to SEGA-Sammy’s press release, their latest RTS game (which they got by buying the team/their franchises from THQ for 26 million) Company of Heroes 2 sold a staggering 380,000 copies. I know most of you will see this and say it isn’t over a million units so it is a failure, but you have to know that this report is from June 30th, the game launched on June 25th. The only other major SEGA retail title outside of Company of Heroes 2, was the Playstation Portable Japan only title 7th Dragon 2020-2. SEGA’s publishing side saw a year-over-year decrease of 9.7 percent, selling 1.21 million units.
SEGA also reported favorable performance of their digital games on Windows PC, Playstation Vita and mobile devices. SEGA-Sammy state that Phantasy Star Online 2 (Japan only for now) helped bring the operating income of the consumer division up to 39 million yen (approximately $396,000).
It should be a good year for SEGA with Total War: Rome II, Football Manager 2014 and Sonic Lost Worlds around the corner.Ad:
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I would also like to point out the Company of Heroes 2 figure only includes retail sales, SEGA does not report the digital sales of any of their major titles.
So Company of Heroes 2 has probably sold a fair more than just 380,000.
Let’s hope this profit will translate into other franchises coming back!
Any word on Yakuza 5 coming West yet?
And if they are so successful, it’s a loss not making these titles worldwide, considering Yakuza 4 did quite well, and what about Phantasy Star Online 2? A major flagship Sega title like that being restricted to only certain regions.
PSO2 was already announced for west. Last update was a month ago when they said it was delayed. As for Yakuza 5, let’s hope. According to Aki-at, that game has 3 times the content of 4. So I assume more work to be done.
net profit is pretty broad.
wish they would be more specific
Unfortunately, everything I don’t care about is what’s profitable to them. There’s a danger in them getting the wrong message, what with Capcom’s Browser/iOS blitz recently announced.
To be clear, I’m not saying Sega will go on a similar blitz.
Just want Japanese-non-Sonic back.