Sega Q1 financials: ¥39 million profit, Company of Heroes 2 sold 380k in 5 days

Wednesday, 31 July 2013 11:55 GMT By Dave Cook

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.

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