Wed, Jul 31, 2013 | 11:57 BST
Sega Q1 financials: ¥39 million profit, Company of Heroes 2 sold 380k in 5 days
Sega has posted its first-quarter financial report for the period ending June 30, 2013. The results show profits of ¥39 million and strong sales from Company of Heroes 2.
CVG reports that Sega’s consumer business segment saw net sales of ¥18.9 billion yen (£127m / $193m), which signalled a year-on-year increase over last year’s ¥15.1 billion total.
The sales have resulted in profits of ¥39 million yen (£262,000 / $399,000) which, while seemingly small, is an improvement on last year’s ¥1.6 billion yen (£10.7m / $16.4m) loss for the same period.
Boxed software saw a drop from 2.76 million units sold to 1.21 million while digital and boxed sales of Phantasy Star Online 2 hit 500,000, followed by 380,000 Company of Heroes 2 sales.
It should be noted that Company of Heroes 2 released just five days before the Q1 cut-off hit, suggesting that the game is doing very well. The series seems to have been a wise purchase for Sega when the IP was sold during last year’s THQ auction.
What do you make of the above?