|Sega's quarter highlighted by 380K sales of Company of Heroes 2|
|Posted: 31.07.2013 18:20 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 0|
Sega has announced it's enjoyed a strong first quarter of the fiscal year, with Company of Heroes 2 a factor, selling 380K copies during the period.
The publisher enjoyed $191M sales in the videogame division, with overall sales of $921M. Most of the money game from smartphone games like Puyopuyo!! Quest and console titles like Phantasy Star Online 2 in Japan, but Sega has been trending away from console gaming in the US and Europe.
Back in 2010, Sega UK's John Clark stated that PC gaming was the company's future, relating, "The PC market is third in terms of its year-on-year performance with a decline of 26 per cent, but this doesn’t really reflect the full picture. The PC digital download business is now a viable sector but somewhat invisible as it’s not yet covered by (UK's) Chart-Track. The PC market overall is actually performing much better than is currently reported, and remains a vital and strong sector to be involved in."
He went on to note that the PC community was strong. "They can all drive a strong, community fan base with the ability to consistently deliver endless hours of gameplay," he observed. "For 2009, Sega was ranked the second biggest PC publisher in the market. In 2010 year-to-date, we are once again ranked second. Long may it continue."
Recently, Sega licensed its flagship character Sonic the Hedgehog to Nintendo, highlighting its move closer to smartphone and PC titles.
Source: Game Informer