SEGA’s Financial Report Highlights Persona Sales

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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SEGA has released its financial report for the fiscal year ending in March 31, 2015, giving us a look at how some of its largest titles have sold up to that point. The report mentions that sales for packaged software are weak, while sales for digital games are strong and are growing. ¬†Likewise, SEGA’s amusement center operations have seen slow growth, because mobile smart devices give players more options to game with. Given this “harsh market environment,” SEGA will use its resources to take its packaged software IPs and make them digital-only for overseas markets, since they see PC and smart devices as centers of growth. SEGA also seems to be counting on Persona 5 to be a big hit, calling it their “mainstay IP.” They cited total sales of the Persona franchise, a spin-off of the mainline Shin Megami Tensei series, which has sold over 6 million total copies across the series.

In the fiscal report’s Appendix, you can see the total sales for some of its recent major titles, which I’ve outlined for you below as it appears in the report:

Title Region Platform Sales Results
Alien: Isolation Europe, US PS3/PS4/XBox 360, XBox One, PC 2,110K
Football Manager 2015 Europe, US PC 810K
Sonic Boom Rise of Lyric Japan, Europe, US Wii U 620K
Sonic Boom Shattered Crystal Japan, Europe, US 3DS 620K (Note: This is combined with Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric)
Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho (Yazuka 0) Japan PS3/PS4 380K
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax Japan, Europe, US PS3/XBox 360 280K

Persona 5 and Persona 4: Dancing All Night are set to release sometime later in 2015.

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