Article written by Alex C.
Published on 12/05/2012 at 09:34 PM.
Whilst SEGA’s holding company posted a net income of $273 million, the video game sector saw losses of $189 million over the last financial year.
Some games did well, mind – Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games shifted 3.28 million copies, and the slightly lacklustre Sonic Generations 1.85 million copies, with 17.2 million games sold worldwide in total.
For the coming year, the financial statement hints at software levels for certain consoles: there’ll be eight Vita games, but no Wii or DS games in the next twelve months.
But here’s the killer – SEGA, like others, is adapting its model to move towards digital and mobile sales, with SEGA Networks being formed with Haruki Satomi as president.