Fri, Feb 04, 2011 | 10:12 GMT
Sega sees nine-month figures boost, Vanquish fails to beat 1 million
Sega Sammy Holdings posted a profits and revenue boost for its nine months ending December 31, but confirmed Platinum’s Vanquish had fallen short of 1 million sales.
Sales went up 8.7 percent in the period to ¥310 billion. Profit was up to ¥63.0 billion, an 118.2 percent increase year-on-year.
The majority of the increases came from the firm’s amusements arm, with its videogame publishing department earning ¥67.4 billion in revenue and a profit of ¥2.8 billion.
For titles released in Q3 by the company, the three months ending December 31, Sega confirmed that the Shinji Mikami-directed Vanquish sold 820,000 copies, while Football Manager 2011 for PC and PSP sold 690,000 units.
Sonic Colours was the biggest seller in the period, with 1.85 million units sold.