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Sega Q1 financials: Aliens sold 1.3m units, profits up 53%

Friday, 10th May 2013 10:35 GMT By Dave Cook

Sega has published details of its Q1 financial report, highlighting a 53% profit increase for the year ended March 31, 2013. The publisher’s biggest hit for the year was Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed, while Aliens: Colonial Marines old1.3 million copies worldwide.

Eurogamer reports that Sega’s financial statement makes for positive reading for the company.

Sega’s net income hit ¥33.4 billion, a 53% year-on-year increase over last year’s ¥21,820 total. Operating income was up 67.3% at ¥19 billion, while net sales were up 18.7% at ¥321 billion.

The company is now forecasting net income of ¥47 billion for the next financial year.

In software, Aliens: Colonial Marines sold 1.3 million units in the west, despite its poor reaction among the press. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed was the big hitter, with 1.36 million copies shipped. Sports games were a huge driver for the company’s western sales as well, with sales of Football Manager 2013 hitting 940,000 and the Olympic title London 2012 selling 680,000 units.

In Japan, Yakuza 5 has so far shifted 590,000 units, while Phantasy Star Online 2 has surpassed 2.5 million registered players.

It’s good news all round for Sega. What do you think it will announce this year to help it hit its projected sales increase? Let us know below.

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  1. Max Payne

    How can they sold so many copies of A:CM !!
    Imagine how much would they sold if game was actually good !

    #1 1 year ago
  2. fihar

    It’s nice to see Sonic Transformed sells well.
    I’m still divided on the Transformed part but it’s really fun.

    #2 1 year ago
  3. dizzygear

    “It’s good news all round for Sega. What do you think it will announce this year to help it hit its projected sales increase? Let us know below.”

    Global release of Valkyria Chronicles 4 on PC/PS3/360/WiiU.

    A man can dream…

    At least there is PSO2 to look forward to.

    #3 1 year ago
  4. ps3fanboy

    “It’s good news all round for Sega. What do you think it will announce this year to help it hit its projected sales increase? Let us know below.”

    Dreamcast2.

    A man can dream…

    #4 1 year ago
  5. NocturnalB

    Bought and have been playing the hell out of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed. I love it. I reeeeeeally REAAAAALLY wish that the Xbox had a larger pool of games like this, games don’t always have to be about the photo-realistic graphics and blood and gore.

    Keep the fun Sonic party games coming Sega!

    @4
    I 2nd that motion, bring on the rebirth of Sega.

    A man can dream…

    #5 1 year ago
  6. Cobra951

    @5: I still have to pick this cool kart+ racer up. I still have the demo installed as a reminder. If it had been in stock when I went to Best Buy late last year, I would have grabbed it then.

    #6 1 year ago
  7. DSB

    Sonic and bla bla bla Transformed is an excellent game. The PC version could use some work, but it still kicks the shit out of Mario Kart.

    It’s also the hardest karter I’ve ever played. Definitely a bit of a learning curve there.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Clupula

    All I want to hear from Sega, these days, is a Western release for Yakuza 5 and the HD Collection.

    They have nothing else announced that I have any interest in.

    And that’s pretty sad, considering up until a year ago, I’d say Sega had the best lineup of any third party.

    #8 1 year ago
  9. NocturnalB

    @6
    Trust me, it’s worth it. I picked my copy up used for about 40 bucks back in February.

    I noticed another kart style racer called F1 something.. last week, but I’m not sure about it. Definitely my style of game though, and the price tells me it’s relatively new. I will probably give it another few weeks to come down a bit more and buy it just to see.

    #9 1 year ago