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Total War: Warhammer and Persona 5 Drove SEGA’s Games Sales in Latest Financial Report

May 12, 2017 Written by Martin Patiño

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SEGA has just published its financial results for the previous fiscal year, which ran from April 1, 2016, to March 31, 2017, where the company saw a rise its Entertainment Contents segment (which includes both digital and packaged game sales) with a net sales result of 205 billion Yen, an 8-percent increase from the previous fiscal year, and an operating income of 11 billion Yen, a whopping 165.1% year-on-year increase.

It’s Digital and Packaged Games sales held almost half of its Entertainment Contents segment, with a net sales total of 94.4 billion Yen. Specifically, its Digital Games sales amounted to 47.3 billion Yen, a 4% increase from the previous fiscal year, while its Packaged Games sales rose by 11% garnering 47.1 billion Yen.

According to the published financial report, both Total War: Warhammer and Persona 5 were two of the biggest drivers for the company’s packaged game sales, with Total War: Warhammer shipping over 20 million units of the game around the globe while Persona 5 has previously been reported to have shipped over 500,000 units in Japan (the global release of Persona 5 came after the fiscal year ended).

Overall, SEGA sold a total of 10.28 million copies of its games released last fiscal year, with 5.24 million copies representing new titles.

[Source: Sega Sammy Holdings via Games Industry]