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Puyopuyo!! Quest and Hortensia SAGA continue to keep Sega's mobile revenues afloat

Puyopuyo!! Quest and Hortensia SAGA continue to keep Sega's mobile revenues afloat

Sega Sammy has released its financials for the first half of its FY18 for the six months ending September 30th 2017.

It posted revenues of $1.7 billion for the period, up 14.9% year-on-year. However, profits fell to $155.7 million, down 26.8% year-on-year.

Breaking this down further, its Entertanment Contents segment, which includes its mobile games, generated $890.1 million in revenue for the period. This is a 3.8% increase year-on-year.

Few changes

As has become a trend in its financials, Sega pointed to Hortensia SAGA and Puyopuyo!! Quest as its main drivers of mobile revenues. The company is continuing to support these games with events, updates, and other live ops.

Sega also noted that the Aniplex-developed title Magia Record saw strong sales in its initial period of release. The game was also mentioned in Sony's financials, as Aniplex is a subsidiary of its Sony Music division.

The company also saw strong sales from Sonic Mania, a multiplatform title released on the Nintendo Switch. It did not reveal much of its plans for the future, simply stating that it was planning to release multiple new titles in the next half of its FY18.


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Ric was formerly the Editor of Pocket Gamer and the Deputy Editor of PocketGamer.biz. He still pops up time to time to review games.

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