SEGA Suffers $18 Million Loss in First Half of FY2015
The first half of the current fiscal year hasn’t been great for SEGA as the company suffered an overall loss of ¥2 billion ($17.9 million).
In the period ending September 30, 2014, SEGA raked ¥154.2 billion ($1.38 billion) in revenue, which is down five percent year-on-year. Operating profit was also down 72 per cent to ¥3.45 billion ($30.9 million). Less than a third of the total revenue came from SEGA’s game division. The company only released one console game in the second quarter of the year, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, which was a Japanese release during the accounting period. The game sold 230,000 units before the end of September.
Much of the SEGA game division’s ¥48.2 billion ($439 million) revenue came from digital games, which accounted for ¥21.9 billion ($196 million) of the revenue figure. Packaged games brought in ¥15.3 billion ($137 million).
It’s worth noting that Alien: Isolation launched a week after the accounting period closed, so SEGA’s nine-month results are expected to be much better.