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Sega's consumer division, which handles its video game business, reported a small operating profit of ¥39 million, or just under $400,000, thanks in part to Company of Heroes 2, which shipped 380,000 copies in five days. MMORPG Phantasy Star Online 2 chipped in, reaching the 500,000 mark on Vi...

July 31st 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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No, not the book. The Rumble Fish, by Street Fighter IV developer Dimps, was a 2D fighting series that debuted on Sammy's Atomiswave arcade hardware in 2004, followed by a sequel.Now Dimps has picked up the rights from Sega Sammy, who didn't seem to be doing anything with them. Dimps relaunched the...

July 20th 2012 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Prompted by the retirement of Sega Sammy COO Okitane Usui, several executives at the company are moving up -- most notably Yakuza, Binary Domain, and Super Monkey Ball producer Toshihiro Nagoshi, who will be the company's Chief Creative Officer starting April 1. That seems like a good move, as Nago...

February 29th 2012 at 12:29pm 0 Comments
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Index Holdings, parent company of developer and publisher Atlus, is looking to take advantage of Sega's significantly larger distribution network in Japan, announcing intentions to partner with the Japanese publisher for future distribution. The deal kicks off in April 2012 and will see games acros...

February 17th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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Sega's "Game Contents" division (i.e. home video games) was down 5.1% for the nine-month period ending December 31, with the company reporting 63.5 billion yen ($833 million) in net game sales from the division ... and 5.5 billion yen in total losses. As for reasoning, Sega said only that "in the o...

February 3rd 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Sega Sammy Holdings posted weak financial results for the fiscal quarter ending June 30, including a net-profit loss of $28.1 million -- last year in the same quarter it posted a net profit of $89.6 million. Contributing to this was a 22.3 percent decrease in Sega's regular sales, bringing the en...

July 29th 2011 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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Sega Sammy's consumer game division -- a.k.a. Sega games -- brought in ¥89.55 billion ($1.1 billion) in sales over the last fiscal year (ending March 31), down 26.5 percent from the previous year. Operating income declined even more sharply to ¥2 billion ($24.8 million), down 68.9 percent...

May 13th 2011 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Sega Sammy's financial results for the nine months ending December 31, 2010 showed marked upswings in overall sales and profit for the company. While the majority of money came through its pachinko and amusement arm, game publishing saw ¥67.4 billion ($826 million) in revenue and ¥2.8 billi...

February 4th 2011 at 5:00pm 0 Comments