Sega announces strong financial results; teases new games, remakes/remasters, and more

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Published on May 13, 2022 Giuseppe Nelva

Today Sega released its financial result For the financial year ended March 31, 2022.

The company announced significant improvements in sales and operating income, which noted a significant improvement for the Pachislot, Pachinko and Amusement Machine businesses.

That being said, the entertainment content business (which focuses on games) recorded a “strong” run of new titles.

Looking at the forecast for the current fiscal year ending March 2023, Sega expects further growth in sales and profits across all business segments. Looking at games in particular, the company is planning a “significant increase in new titles” on top of an increase in repeat sales due to the large number of new games being released in the last fiscal year.

For free-to-play games, Sega plans to expand operations for existing titles and schedule new releases.

Interestingly, the company has identified the consumer segment as “the most important growth area for the future” in the entertainment content business (basically console and PC games).

As a result, they intend to actively invest in expanding gaming revenues on a global basis, given the “expected expansion of the global gaming market”.

Below you can see sales trends for the consumer sector, including a breakdown among the new titles and games released in the past fiscal years.

Sega plans to invest 100 billion yen (about $775 million) on its plans to build “Super Games” by the fiscal year ending in March 2026, which we’ve already heard about, the current Strengthening the global branding of IP, and “promoting towards becoming a global player.”

During the current fiscal year, Sega plans to release 13 games simultaneously across the world and across multiple platforms. Of these, we already know Sonic Frontiers, Soul Hackers 2, Sonic Origins, Two Point Campus and 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim for Switch. They expect these games to ship around 13 million units.

We learn that they plan to work on ways to extend the lifecycle of the products, including remakes and remasters, spin-offs and games that will change the theme of the franchise. There’s no indication of how many games will fit into this category, but it’s estimated to sell 5 million units in total. Significantly, these are included in the 13 sports mentioned above.

Lastly, the company plans to support subscription services.

If you want to compare with historical data, you can check last quarter results released in February.

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