A recent financial report from Sega revealed that the company plans to release at least 12 games for non-mobile platforms in the 2023-24 fiscal year. Sega has an impressive 2022-2023 fiscal year, which was mentioned in the parent company’s earnings report last week. The company as a whole is doing well in terms of sales, reporting on the best-selling games of that period, as well as insights into future releases from publishers.
Sega reports its top-selling games are Persona 5 Royal, the former a port of Atlus’ JRPG to multiple platforms, including the Nintendo Switch and PC, and Sonic Frontiers, the new 3D multi-platform Sonic the Hedgehog game. Both Persona 5 Royal and Sonic Frontiers crossed impressive milestones in fiscal 2022, with Persona 5 Royal porting more than 1.7 million units and Sonic Frontiers ending 2023 with more than 3.2 million units sold. As far as Sega’s upcoming game library is concerned, the company expects to see an increase in sales of new titles.
In the current fiscal year, which begins after March 2023 and runs until the end of March 2024, Sega plans to expand its efforts to simultaneously release multiple platforms around the world. It noted that the program includes 12 non-mobile related games, including the upcoming Sonic Origins Plus, Like a Dragon Gaiden spin-off, Endless Dungeon, and more. While there are still some games yet to be announced, the company expects total sales to be 12 million units (the English version of the article has a typo listing 1.2 million units, the Japanese version contains the correct figure).
The company also lists some games that will be re-releases of older titles, with combined sales of around 5 million units. This includes the Samba De Amigo remake, the Etrian Odyssey Origins Collection, and the aforementioned Sonic Origins Plus bundle. Sega also said it would support the live service and other AAA titles released last year, such as Football Manager 2022 and the remake of Persona 5 Royal.
According to Sega, the company has been planning to transform its IP into more global products, and the strategy has reportedly entered the next phase. The company also discussed the acquisition of Finnish studio Rovio, which Sega hopes will work with developers to change the priorities of mobile games. More specifically, it plans to leverage Rovio’s knowledge of mobile gaming to bring both old and new titles to the format.