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SEGA financials show profits doubling during its last fiscal year

Friday, 13th May 2011 19:01 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

SEGA has released its financials for its fiscal year ending March 31, and it shows the firm with profits up 104.8 percent to ¥41.5 billion ($515.5 million), and revenue up 3.1 percent to ¥396.7 billion ($4.9 billion).

Sonic Colours saw 2.1 million units moved, and Iron Man 2 moved 1.5 million units. Vanquish moved 830,000 copies, and Shogun 2 moved 600,000 units during its two weeks into the financial year.

The total for the firm’s console and PC games division moved 18.7 million units with the breakdown as follows: The firm also revealed that 7.8 million in the US, 8.2 million in Europe and 2.6 million in Japan and other territories.

SEGA expects to sell 23.2 million units worldwide in its next financial year, with Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games as a highlighted big release and 20 3DS SKUs accounting for 4.15 million units.

Thanks, MCV.

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7 Comments

  1. Gekidami

    Sonic Colours sold how much?! How did this happen?!

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Ireland Michael

    @1 Probably because it was the first decent Sonic game in years.

    Good to see Vanquish sold a decent quantity, even if it wasn’t an overnight sensation. That’s not only one of my favourite games of last years, but one of my favourite games of this entire generation.

    #2 3 years ago
  3. TheWulf

    Yeah. Sonic Colours was actually really quite good. Still not a patch on the old stuff, but hey, getting there. I just wish they’d go back and look at what they did right with Sonic Adventure 1. 3D isn’t a worthless venture, they’ve just been doing it wrong ever since the death of the Dreamcast.

    I love that they’ve been doing different things and all, but it hasn’t exactly been innovation, it’s just been rehashes with one or two gimmicks. Such as hey, the werehog, or hey, Wii controls, or hey, swordfighting. Perhaps they need to take a completely different approach to Sonic? Maybe try to do the Starfox Adventures sort of thing.

    #3 3 years ago
  4. dreamcastnews

    Yeah! They could call it Sonic Adventure…. No, wait…. Lol

    On a serious note, they should look back at what made the Sonic games on their own consoles so special. I always thought Sonic was a better fit for Nintendo’s consoles the Gamecube’s fortunes could have been very different if Sonic was exclusive. Sega should see now that the Wii Sonic games sell far better than the pap they put out for Xbox & Playstation, Sonic The Hedgehog next gen anyone?!

    #4 3 years ago
  5. ManuOtaku

    I seconded what #2 and #3 said, sonic colours was a good sonic game , with good gameplay and graphics, the best in years in my eyes, that maybe doesnt said much due the bad games latly on this franchise, but it does it is that good.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. e13

    Doesn’t pay to take risks.

    Sonic and Iron Man 2 the best sellers.

    Vanquish should have sold much higher.

    Sega should take the THQ approach with blitz marketing. Even a crap game like Home Front will do 2 million

    #6 3 years ago
  7. brotherhoodofthewolf

    erm, video game sales at SEGA fell year-on-year. profits came from elsewhere.

    #7 3 years ago

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