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Sonic: Lost World shipped 640,000 copies last year


Sega Sammy revealed Sonic: Lost World shipped 640,000 units across Wii U and 3DS in 2013, as the company looks ahead to the mascot's new guise in the also Nintendo-exclusive Sonic Boom. The figure comes via newly published financial reports for the nine months ending December 31, 2013, in which Sega Sammy also shipped 680,000 units of Football Manager 2014 on PC. The company didn't state if either figure included download sales.

The two games contributed to total packaged software shipments of 6.31 million across the nine months, down year-on-year by 9 percent. However, Sega Sammy noted "favorable" performances for Phantasy Star Online 2, and other downloadable games like smartphone entries Puyopuyo Quest and Chain Chronicle.

Sega put down 14 billion yen to acquire Persona dev Atlus from Index in November 2013, but the company's nine-month figures show a net profit of 44.3 billion yen, which converts to around $434 million. The company made substantial gains in the period through sales of investment securities and non-current assets.

Sega Sammy's financial report comes the day after the company unveiled Sonic Boom, a game with a new art style that looks to take the mascot in yet another fresh direction. It's due this year, with western studios Big Red Button and Sanzaru handling the Wii U and 3DS versions respectively.

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