Sega reveals sales data for Sonic Generations, Yakuza: Dead Souls and more

Sega has revealed the official sales data for five of their major games that came out during their fiscal year that ended on March 31, 2012: Football Manager 2012, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sonic Generations, Virtua Tennis and Yakuza: Dead Souls.

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DigitalAnalog2287d ago

Hopefully, they would be encouraged to push more localized games in the future.

360GamerFG2286d ago

Right. . .it flopped, hard! Even SOCOM 4 did better than that. Barely, but still.

vividi2286d ago

some people like the word flop to much they must be depress LOL, well yakuza is for certain type of people and is a good game overall, I am playing right now yakuza 3 and Im really enjoying the game

P_Bomb2286d ago (Edited 2286d ago )

I wouldn't call 550,000 a hard flop in this case. Yakuza has ALWAYS been a niche title, and Dead Souls is even nichier.

A non-canon, critically average "what if" zombie filler I guarantee didn't have a AAA 50 million $$$ budget. Yet somehow it sold more than Dark Souls and the Witcher 2 on the 360 and the last Motorstorm on PS3.

Easy money for Sega. I'll probably skip it though 'n' just wait for Yakuza 5.

LOGICWINS2286d ago

"Easy money for Sega. I'll probably skip it though 'n' just wait for Yakuza 5"

Me too. But its gunna be a while. Yakuza 5 will probably hit Japan next year(and THATS just being hopeful), which means that we won't see a U.S release until 2014(IF Sega feels that its worth releasing in the States).

I'll def be playing Sleeping Dogs while I wait.

kratos1232286d ago

Sleeping dogs looks just really cool I didn't like it under the wings if activision because the developers didn't get enough freedom from them se just let them go all out . Stupid move on my opinion from acti ,dumping a game like dogs and going with the likes of prototype 2

dc12286d ago

Dont skip it.
its actually very good (once you get use to the shooting mechanics )

And extremely fun:
Y3 is a great story.
Y4 is simply a classic and should be enjoyed by all fans of the series.
Y-DS is just pure fun on wheels.

Kamikaze1352286d ago

Looks like you can't tell the difference between the two games and how obvious it is that one needs to sell a lot more than the other to be successful. One has dubs and one doesn't and one has online play while the other doesn't (cost of servers).

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Titanz2287d ago (Edited 2287d ago )

Whatever the circumstances -- "third party games don't sell well on Nintendo platforms," is a myth.

There's a lot of third party titles which've also under-performed on the two current HD consoles (PS3,Xbox 360).

Just recently: Sydicate Wars (which is a shame, because the demo played well).

MySwordIsHeavenly2286d ago

It's third party, but it has a first party character in it.

miyamoto2286d ago (Edited 2286d ago )

it may be published by Sega in the west but its funded and made by Nintendo & Sega & published by Nintendo in Japan

so its very much a first party exclusive title, not third party people

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zero_cool2286d ago

Just measuring a game's successes & quality based on sales figures alone is a pretty broken logic tbh.

P.S..Gamers should make an intelligent informed decision based on an accurate logic not a broken one.

Cheers Gamers & Happy Gaming!

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