Sega's profits have been cut in half in its first quarter of the fiscal year, which ended June 30,2014. The lack of software sales is the main reason for the drop. Sega released only one title during the quarter, Persona Q Shadow of the Labyrinth. The game was only released in Japan and has sold 250,000 units to date.
During the quarter Sega's revenue was ¥88.3 billion ($858m). Profits dropped 57 percent year-over-year to ¥5.5 billion ($53.5m). Sega was able to sell 1.7 million games at retail, despite the lack of releases.
Sega's game division reported revenue of ¥21.4 billion ($208 million). Roughly half of that came from digital sales. The division also reported losses of ¥282 million ($2.7m).
Sega's Pachinko and Pachislot division helped pick up the lower game sales. The division made up more than 50 percent of the revenue with sales of ¥47.5 billion ($461m). Profits for the division were at ¥13 billion ($126m).
Some GameStop stores in the city of Philadelphia have begun to require customers to provide fingerprint scans if they wish to trade-in their used games. The new requirement is intended to serve as a anti-theft measure that can help local authorities track criminals who use GameStop stores as pawn shops.
Shueisha's Weekly Shonen Jump magazine is breaking its 18-year dry spell on three-dimensional girls. This year's 36th issue, slated to hit store shelves...
Well, we knew something was coming. On Wednesday, Slipknot vocalist Corey Taylor tweeted the simple phrase “Heheh. Friday.” And after a series of cryptic teasers on their site, Slipknot have finally unveiled the first taste of their upcoming album via their website. Negative One” can only be played once per IP address, so it’ll probably […]
At this price, I'm picking up the Crysis Trilogy just to see how it runs on my new PC, and that's just one of several great PC game deals today.
Series of 5-minute episodes slated to premiere in October
We've rounded up some of the best highlights from the past two days in the gaming world and put them all in one place for you. This week: An unnecessarily complicated way to kill guards in Dishonored, what to do with a level 20 monster in Destiny, and more!
Along with classic songs that stand the test of time 30 years later, one of the most enduring things about Iron Maiden is their mascot, Eddie. And a big piece of that is artist Derek Riggs, who created every album cover for the band up through 1990s No Prayer for the Dying. His iconic and incredibly detailed artwork […]
There will be no new release of an EA NCAA Football game this year. The man most frequently blamed for this is a former UCLA basketball star named Ed O'Bannon, who had the temerity to sue the NCAA and EA for using his image without asking permission and without negotiating to pay for it.
The fourth and final map pack for Call of Duty: Ghosts is set to drop and gamers won’t have to wait long to try it out for themselves.
Dubbed ‘Nemesis’, the fourth map pack for the Call of Duty: Ghosts season wraps up the quartet of packs spelling out ODIN (Onslaught, Devastation, Invasion, and Nemesis). Each of the four multiplayer maps offered are small-to-medium scale, offering players more of the run and gun experience they’ve come to expect with Call of Duty. This season is wrapping up just in time for gamers to get their fill before Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare launches later this November. Nemesis follows the structure of the previous three packs by offering four new multiplayer maps as well as an extra chapter for Extinction. Nemesis is set to arrive August 5th, 2014 first on Xbox One, with other platforms to follow.
Anime of Nakaba Suzuki's fantasy manga to premiere on October 5
If you’re a regular follower of Mastodon singer/guitarist Brent Hinds’ Instagram account, on Sunday, you noticed that he started working on a wood carving. That in and of itself is no surprise. He’s been known to carve tiki statues before. This time, however, he chose to carve a gigantic, well, other websites have referred to […]
In the new screenshots, fans will be able to see more from Agnes, Guatelatio, and the new character Magnolia in four different jobs (Valkyrie, Performer, Time Mage, and Red Mage).
Bravely Second is the sequel to the award winning Bravely Default for the Nintendo 3DS. The game is expected to arrive in Japan soon with no word if it will come to North America.
Seibu Railways x Attack on Titan promotion on Ikebukuro Line
„Wer wird Millionär?“ – wer kennt diese Show nicht? Die Möglichkeit, in 15 Runden zum ganz großen Geld zu kommen, existiert nun schon seit vielen Jahren. Und so dient diese Show als Vorbild für ein neues Chat-Quiz-Format, das Sebi gemeinsam mit Cosi auf die Beine stellt. Ein Chat-Quiz, wie es das in dieser Form auf Filb.de noch nicht gab.
Wie das ganze Format nun aussieht und wie die Runden funktionieren, bleibt vorerst geheim. Ihr könnt euch jedoch sicher sein, dass es sich bei diesem Chat-Quiz um mehr als nur ein einfaches Quiz handelt, bei dem stumpf Fragen gestellt und beantwortet werden. Darüber hinaus gibt es gleich für mehrere Gewinner Preise, die aber auch bis auf Weiteres geheim bleiben.
Vielen Dank an renchan für die Grafik.
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I miss the good old days of NBA Street and NFL Blitz, back before all the big sports video game franchises became obsessed with hyperrealism and little else. Back then, it didn't matter that I knew next to nothing about football or basketball.
Film by Eagle Talon's Frogman set to open next spring
There's another Mass Effect coming. We don't know a lot about it yet. But now we can finally see some of what's going into Bioware's next sci-fi game.
Oh wait, it’s called “Endless Slaughter.” Not much is known about this song, except that it’s presumably from their long in the works debut for Cash Money, Stampede of the Disco Elephants, and it’s available for free download at their website. The song pretty much crams three different songs into one, with the middle part the most […]
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