Sega Q2 financials outed, game division operating at 780m yen loss

By Dave Cook, Friday, 2 November 2012 10:03 GMT

Sega has released its Q2 financial report, and while the news isn’t great, it’s an improvement over last year.

GI.biz reports that Sega’s game division is currently operating at a 780 million Yen loss. Overall the games division made 35.7 billion Yen for the year ended September 30th, which is roughly $445m/£276m. While it was an increase of 5.6% over last year’s period, it was offset by a loss of 780 million Yen, which equates to around $9.7m/£6m.

Revenue across the entire Sega brand totalled at 136.6 billion Yen – $1.7b/£1.1b – which is a drop down of 10% on last year’s period. There was, however, a slight profit increase of 2.7% at 3.9 billion Yen – $48m/£30m.

It wasn’t all doom and gloom however, as the loss is a drastic cut from last year’s losses of 6 billion Yen loss. So there is improvement, even if the loss is still significant. Sega has shifted its focus away from software production while it undergoes a widespread internal restructure, and as a result shifted just 2.7 million software units for the half-year.

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