A recent financial report from Sega unveils the company’s intention to launch at least 12 non-mobile platform games during the 2023-24 fiscal year. Sega experienced a remarkable 2022-2023 fiscal year, as highlighted in its parent company’s results presentation last week. The company as a whole demonstrated solid sales performance, providing details on the best-selling games during that period and offering insights into future game releases from the publisher.
Sega’s top-selling games included Persona 5 Royal and Sonic Frontiers, with the former being a port of Atlus’ JRPG for multiple platforms like Nintendo Switch and PC, and the latter introducing a brand new 3D multiplatform Sonic the Hedgehog game. Both Persona 5 Royal and Sonic Frontiers reached impressive milestones in the 2022 fiscal year, with the Persona 5 Royal port selling over 1.7 million units and Sonic Frontiers ending 2023 with more than 3.2 million units. Regarding Sega’s upcoming game library, the company anticipates increased sales of new games.
Sega Are Getting Ambitious
For the current fiscal year, which runs from March 2023 to the end of March 2024, Sega aims to enhance its efforts in achieving global simultaneous multiplatform releases. The plan encompasses 12 non-mobile-related games, including titles like the forthcoming Sonic Origins Plus, the Like a Dragon Gaiden spin-off, Endless Dungeon, and others. While several games remain unannounced, the company expects to sell a combined 12 million units (the English version of the article mistakenly lists 1.2 million units, while the Japanese version provides the correct figure).
Sega also mentions several game re-releases of older titles, estimating a combined sales of about 5 million units. This includes the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, the Samba De Amigo remaster, and the previously mentioned Sonic Origins Plus package.
In addition to its plans of releasing 12 non-mobile games this fiscal year, Sega has also announced its commitment to support live-service and AAA games from the previous year, including Football Manager 2022 and the remastered version of Persona 5 Royal.
Sega reveals that it has been strategizing to transition its IPs to have a more global focus, with this plan reportedly progressing to the next stage. The company also addresses the acquisition of Finnish studio Rovio, expressing its intention to collaborate with the developer in shifting mobile game priorities. Specifically, it aims to leverage Rovio’s expertise in mobile gaming to introduce both new and old titles to the platform.