SEGA’s revealed its midterm earnings for April 1st to 30th September and it seems that a “weak” US and European,” for some titles has seen a big dip in profits.
Sales stood at 33,810 million yen (£266 million), down 13.1 per cent from the same period last year, while the division as a whole made an operating loss of 6004 million yen (£47.3 million), down from 1306 million yen (£10.2 million).
Eurogamer reports that games such as Kinect exclusive, Rise of the Nightmares seemed to be particularly to blame. The Kinect’s first ‘real gamers’ title only managed to shift 200,000 copies worldwide, while Captain America: Super Soldier didn’t fare much better, only selling 450,000 copies.
Sega Sammy at least performed well with net sales of 152,602 million yen and a Net income of 3980 million yen, both being ahead of forecasts. Apparently sales where boosted by the pachislot and pachinko machines.