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

Wednesday, 31st 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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  1. GrimRita

    Considering how many units Rome Total War 2 will ship, I think 380k units is a bit low for CoH2. I havent purchased it because it just offers nothing new in RTS gaming.

    The original is still a blast online but the £40 price for CoH2 was also off putting for me.

    I just hope Sega have the sense to deliver a Dawn of War 3 close to the original, because that has to be one of THE best online RTS games I have ever played.

    #1 9 months ago
  2. sk4r

    I was always a bit skeptical about coh2 ever since the trailers came out. I bet they were playing it super safe because of the tough financial situation they were in.
    Anyway it’s still a good game and it’s good to see it selling well. Hopefully, this would get them some space and they would get back to their experimenting ways. Remember, they have a decent track record in “not following the beaten path”.

    #2 9 months ago
  3. GrimRita

    @2 I dont know. I was SO disappointed with Dawn of War 2. They removed eveything that made it fun and turned it into CoH in a DoW frock.

    The fact that its online presence is so small proves that. The original Dawn of War spanned 4 expansions and was ALWAYS busy online for years. Base building is where its at with the fun elements back in to a new DoW 3 please!

    I will pick up CoH2, just not at £40

    #3 9 months ago
  4. DSB

    I called rehash on CoH2 from day one, but everybody was like “Noooo, it’s Relic, they made all these great games almost a decade ago”.

    Nostalgia is a hell of a drug.

    #4 9 months ago