Creative Assembly announced that its upcoming strategy game Total War: Pharaoh has been delayed... but not everywhere.
Sega published its financial results for the 9 months that ended on December 31, 2023, and at least part of them wasn't really great.
Lets pretend that Sega didn't have it's largest number of games release on game pass ever during this quarter by not even mentioning it in your article about how their games underperformed in sales. Hmm CTRL F ah zero mentions of game pass at all.
Sega did not mention Game Pass anywhere in its documents, so why exactly should I *assume* that it's a factor while some of its games underperformed because they were *bad* and sega had to apologize because they were bad? Do tell, console warrior.
Terrible editor and terrible game maker they have become.. These guys have so many sleeping gems they can bring back to life.. just as remakes to begin with.. Blu Stinger, Skies of Arcadia, Virtua Fighter, Story of Thor, Light Crusader………………….
"Hmm CTRL F ah zero mentions of game pass at all." Lol! Abriael mentioned in the article that the games which underperformed were released in Q3, namely Sonic Superstars, Endless Dungeon andTotal War: Pharaoh. And guess what? NONE of those games were released on Gamepass! XD
You think just because those game weren't on GP, that it didn't affect sales? The very fact that GP exists means it affects sales. You know why I never bought Far Cry 6 even though I wanted to play it? Because I saw so many ubisoft titles, and basically every single FC title went to PS Plus Extra. So instead of spending $125 (Australian price, utterly ridiculous) I simply waited just over a year and then sure as day FC6 came to Extra. And I can't be the only one savy enough to be doing this.
@ Einhander1972: Financial Detective Pikachu strikes back
Let's not solely blame gamepass I played like a dragon on PS plus and got into lost judgement and all via a PlayStation sub. It's subscriptions in general However now I got a taste for that style of game I'm going to pickup infinite wealth when it's on sale mainly cause I don't have the time to dedicate to it right now There was sonic superstars though which has not launched on a service but I feel that was outshined by Mario wonder given that sonic sells best on Nintendo and it launched a week apart
If GamePass is so crippling to them then why do they keep putting games on it? It’s not like they’re force to.
Brain dead comment. Zero correlation.
Here we go again gamepass same old bollocks
Just give us Medieval 2.
Are you lost?
@JunonZanon I don't know how anyone can play RTS games on consoles, the controls are horrible.
I would have blamed their pricing scheme ($115/$120 for a new game? Charging out the butt for the Etrain HD Remasters? Charging extra for New Game Plus?), but some of those games did well anyway. None of the titles mentioned in Q3 exactly set my world on fire, I didn't purchase any of them, maybe no one else did either?
cue the panicked pivot to more live service...
Some of the greatest Sega products have been the result of panic like the 32x /s
Microsoft wanted to buy them.... lol
What games? :))
Highly recommend Endless Dungeon, truly amazing game.
Total War Pharoah was a colossal failure for Sega. The community keeps telling Creative Assembly what the problem is and they don't listen.
Actually they did. They made a lot of good changes to Pharaoh and just announced well-received changes to Warhammer 3 as well.
They "fix" things when it is too late. Just like Total War britannia or Rome II, their launch window is the most important in building a foundation of trust with gamers. Even bug ridden Attila had enough new features and surprises for long time veterans at launch.
Remember, Sega Japan controls all decisions. They have recently laid off a decent number of Sega USA staff. Not hearing any accountable (e.g. firings) from Sega Japan.
I hope that the Yakuza and Persona series have been selling well enough for SEGA to keep doing them, becuase I do like those 2 series.
From a disgruntled ex-Yakuza fan to the always mediocre Sega; Love to see it.
Time is right to invest in my view sharp decline yet there's a ton of good news on the horizon