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Submitted by SpaceSquirrel 861d ago | news

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. (3DS, Football Manager 2012, Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic Games, PC, PS Vita, PS3, PSP, Sonic Generations, Wii, Xbox 360, Yakuza: Dead Souls)

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DigitalAnalog  +   861d ago
For localization and a spin-off title. Yakuza sales ain't bad at all.
Hopefully, they would be encouraged to push more localized games in the future.
360GamerFG  +   861d ago
Right. . .it flopped, hard! Even SOCOM 4 did better than that. Barely, but still.
vividi  +   861d 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_Bomb  +   861d 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.
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LOGICWINS  +   861d 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.
kratos123  +   861d ago
@logic
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
dc1  +   860d 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.
Kamikaze135  +   860d 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).
Titanz  +   861d ago
Mario & Sonic at the London 2012 Olympic games, sold the most for Sega
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).
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MySwordIsHeavenly  +   861d ago
It's third party, but it has a first party character in it.
miyamoto  +   861d 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_cool  +   861d 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!
Captain Qwark 9  +   860d ago
aside from the last boss, sonic generations was a great title
jimbobwahey  +   860d ago
Yeah it really is a fantastic game. I'm glad to see that it sold so many copies since it's been a long time since we got a Sonic game that good. Hopefully they can maintain the quality with future releases.
Ulf  +   860d ago
VGChartz about 15% low on PS3 titles, as usual... they list Yakuza:DS at 470K.

I think most of their data comes from the US. Why they don't take their data sources' regionality into account is beyond me.
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SnipeySnake  +   860d ago
Sonic Generations was a great game, just really short and had a terrible final boss fight. Beat the story in about 5-6-ish hours.
ShaunCameron  +   854d ago
Why do people complain about about a game being short? In the case of SG, it was a platformer. And platformers just like most shooters and action games are rarely more than 6 hours long despite the relatively vast amount of stages.
SnipeySnake  +   854d ago
People have different opinions, I guess.

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