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Sega calls Alien: Isolation sales 'weak' at 2.1 million

And a poor showing by Sonic Boom

Creative Assembly’s Alien: Isolationwas one of the most well-received games of 2014, but “well-received” seemingly doesn’t cut it for its publisher. Sega released its year-end financial results today, and in it expresses disappointment at Alien: Isolation‘s sales, along with the packaged game field as a whole.

Despite moving 2.11 million copies, Sega calls Alien: Isolation‘s performance weak. It pins this shortcoming on the nebulous factor of “harsh market environment.” Of Sega’s six major titles released in 2014, Isolationdid the best by a large margin. The other games were Football Manager 2015(810,000 sold), Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal(combined 620,000 sold), Ryu ga Gotoku 0: Chikai no Basho(380,000 sold), and Persona 4: The Ultimax Ultra Suplex Hold(280,0000 sold). It’s worth noting that Sega’s packaged game sales saw a year-over-year increase of 1.23 million units.

The Japanese publisher may be a bit discouraged by console games, but it’s high on its mobile and PC downloads department. Sega offered the performance of games such asPhantasy Star Online 2and PuyoPuyo!! Questas proof that this segment of its consumer business branch “remained strong.”

All of that resulted in Sega’s videogame segment seeing a revenue increase of 11.2 percent over the previous year. However, the company as a whole was saddled with a $94 million annual loss after having a profitable fiscal 2013.

Consolidated Financial Statements, Appendix of Consolidated Financial Statements[Sega Sammy Holdings]

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