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Sega Gaming Profits Drop Sharply Due to "Weak" Sales of Some New Games

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.

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Einhander1972107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

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.

Abriael107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

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.

Cacabunga107d ago

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………………….

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Obscure_Observer107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

"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

recoctimocassirnff106d ago

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.

cthulhucultist107d ago

@ Einhander1972: Financial Detective Pikachu strikes back

Profchaos107d ago (Edited 107d ago )

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

CrimsonWing69107d ago

If GamePass is so crippling to them then why do they keep putting games on it? It’s not like they’re force to.

OneLove107d ago

Brain dead comment. Zero correlation.

Ironmike106d ago

Here we go again gamepass same old bollocks

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Skuletor106d ago

@JunonZanon I don't know how anyone can play RTS games on consoles, the controls are horrible.

FinalFantasyFanatic107d ago

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?

melons107d ago

cue the panicked pivot to more live service...

Profchaos106d ago

Some of the greatest Sega products have been the result of panic like the 32x /s

Jingsing107d ago

Microsoft wanted to buy them.... lol

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