On a yearly basis, Famitsu publishes the top 100 best selling games and as always, SEGA manages to make a few on the list. Although in terms of total, it’s not overly impressive, SEGA still maintains a strong position and suffers from far fewer financial failures than recent years, they managed to get 7 games in total and no prizes guessing which was the biggest seller for SEGA.
Another entry in the Yakuza series and again continues to slightly push up from sales of Yakuza 3 (Which did around 509,000 with the original release, not accounting THE BEST release which did a further 80,000) and Project Diva 2 improves on the sales of the original in a big way (Which managed 186,000) and becomes the 22nd most successful game on the PSP in Japan. The PSP Yakuza title does a modest amount, matching that of the sales of the original release of Yakuza Kenzan, indicator of the userbase in terms of sales for the next spinoff title perhaps?
K-On does very well for SEGA although I would imagine that would be it’s final total outside of a re-release in Japan, I can’t quite see it coming out in America or Europe. Valkyria Chronicles 2 does ever so slightly better than the original (8,000) but this does not include the re-release of the original title which nothced up a further 82,000 unit and the sales of End of Eternity certainly suggests a sequel maybe forthcoming.
Finally Shining Hearts, despite doing 100,000 in it’s first week, ends up with a modest extra 30,000 and it does seem that perhaps despite the impressive first week opening, it may not go down as the most successful and I can probably imagine a sigh of relief from dissatisfied fans of the franchise.
Some may say that 2010 was a turn around year for Sega, and I would agree. While 2008 and 2009 had their highlights, 2010 was pretty packed with great Sega games.
Our regular forum goer and TheSegaSource blogger ‘SegaUranus’ has made a very fitting tribute video highlighting some of the best games of 2010. Set to the awesome Bayonetta remix of OutRuns ‘Splash Wave’.
So pull up a seat and let’s bask in the glory of Sega 2010 and hope 2011 is even better!
It’s that time of the year again folks! The night that all kinds of hideous ghouls, creeps and basement dwellers come out to play… And that’s just the Sega fans.
With Halloween come pumpkins and what kind of self respecting Sega fan would we be if we didn’t do a Sega related pumpkin!? This year we decided to base our pumpkin on Puyo Pop. We got some Puyos on there and classic character Carbuncle.
(Note; we even got him a small ruby for his forehead! Now that’s commitment… Even if it’s plastic.)
Hit the jump for more pictures plus a reminder of last years Pumpkin!
Sega are heading to PAX (Penny Arcade Expo) this year with what I’m sure you will agree is very strong line up. Not only will Sega be on the show floor demoing some of their upcoming games but they will be holding a party event for the Sega community across the street from PAX at the Sega GameWorks Arcade.
“Every year Sega Japan holds a “private” summer show where they give select persons a view of some of the new content that they are bringing to arcades later that year. But it’s only private in the sense of it being who gets an invitation as every year sources reveal the content from that event. The most recent show took place on Saturday and we now have a look at a few new arcade products in development although it is likely that they will not get any official support internationally.”
This year Sega were showing off, Sangokushi Taisen – A new game in the hit series Sega Card Gen MLB 2010 – A brand new baseball game Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown – The latest version of VF5 World Club Championship Football Intercontinental Clubs 2009-2010 Heat Up Hockey – Virtual air hockey puck and board for more options Border Break V2.0 – New version of their online Mech game Star Horse 2: Final Destination – Horse racing with a massive cab
SEGA have a fantastic line up for the AOU 2010 Amusement Expo! For those of you not in the know AOU Amusement Expo is an event held once a year in Japan where all of the top Arcade software developers show their hand.
SEGA never fails to impress, often having one of the biggest and best line ups at the show and this year they do not disappoint. Apparently this year their booth is huge, so lets find out what they have on show!