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

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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