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Sonic: Lost World tails off at 710,000 units shipped


Sonic: Lost World sales dried up in 2014; as of March 31, the Wii U and 3DS game shipped 710,000 units total since its launch in October 2013. The figures come from Sega Sammy's fiscal year report, and the company doesn't note if they include download sales or not.

Total War: Rome 2 was the company's best-performing game in the fiscal year, shifting 1.13 million copies by the end of March 2014. Football Manager 2014 placed second at 790,000 units, with Company of Heroes 2 not too far behind with 680,000 shipments. In roughly its first month on sale in Japan, PS4 and PS3 entry Yakuza Restoration shipped 390,000 units.

Sega Sammy's consumer business posted year-on-year decline for packaged software, with the company blaming low sales on the "harsh market environment." The division shipped 8.73 million packaged games across April 2013 to March 2014, down 18 percent from the previous fiscal year. Sega Sammy expects that figure to rise substantially to 12.78 million for the fiscal year ending March 2015.

Packaged software may be on the downflow at Sega, but downloads are on the up. The company recorded a 35 percent year-on-year increase in digital sales, with Phantasy Star Online 2 recording a "favorable" performance. Just how more favorable would that it be if the game headed West, Sega Sammy?

Overall, in the year it purchased Atlus from Index, the House of Sonic saw its net profits fall by 8.3 percent. That said, the company still posted a healthy sum of 30.7 billion yen ($302 million), though it expects that to drop by 31.6 percent in the coming fiscal year.

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