|Digital and mobile to be SEGA's focus to counter falling fiscal returns|
|Posted: 11.05.2012 12:12 by Simon Priest||Comments: 0|
SEGA Sammy has lower figures in their latest fiscal report, which they blame partly on the global slump in the video games market, but more digital and mobile ventures will fight this.
Game sales in the US and Europe fell to 17.2m units sold, compared to the previous 18.7m. Sonic Generations reached 1.85m sales across Xbox 360, PS3, PC and 3DS.
The exclusive 3DS title Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games did much better however at 3.28m. Virtua Tennis sold 1.04m, while Football Manager 2012 scrapped 710k.
Yakuza: Dead Souls for PS3 reached 550k. There will be no new sales of Wii or DS games this fiscal from SEGA. They estimate there'll be 2.43m sales across 12 PS3 titles, 1.54m from 7 new Xbox 360 titles and just 380k from 3 new 3DS titles. PS Vita should get 600k across 8 new titles, continued SEGA's crystal ball reading.
Overall revenue was posted at ¥395.5 billion, which is a 0.3 percent year-on-year slip, with profits at ¥21.8 billion, down 47.4 percent from the previous fiscal's ¥41.5 billion. Looking forward SEGA Sammy expect this fiscal year to yield revenue of ¥470 billion with a profit of around ¥40 billion.