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Sega’s gaming department’s annual earnings increase by a third despite a small number of releases

               

And Persona 5 sold over two million copies.

According to Sega’s annual financial report, despite the fact that they released fewer games than planned, this segment of the company still showed good results.

And if the total revenue for the year remained almost unchanged ($ 1.9 billion), then operating profit grew by 33%, amounting to $ 135 million.

The report also noted that sales of physical copies of games in the past fiscal year increased. The revenue from the boxed version and the “numbers” amounted to 522 million and 352 million dollars, respectively, although the year before, the figures were approximately equal.

The main releases of the past months at Sega were Sonic Mania, Sonic Forces, as well as Persona 5, which went outside of Japan. Atlus RPG sales to date have exceeded two million copies.

Sega Sammy Holding as a whole, however, performed worse than in the previous fiscal year. Revenue fell by 11.8%, amounting to 2.9 billion, while net profit decreased more than half (81 million dollars).

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