okay SEGA, Top chart Big money rollin, now bring SEGA DREAMCAST 2!!!! with Shenmue 3, Virtua Fighter 6 & Sonic Adventure 3, You got best launch titles evaa!!!
Publisher gets 20.9 percent revenue share thanks to Ryu Ga Gotoku: Of the End's release and high retail pricing.
While Sega may be inconsistent in terms of software quality as of late, its recent publisher revenue share numbers may prove that business is looking up for the company. The company that spawned the franchises Sonic and Virtua Fighter was recently declared June's top-earning publisher, accounting for 20.9 percent of publisher revenue.
According to the reports on Famitsu.com, the primary reason was that the latest in the Ryu Ga Gotoku/Yakuza series, the zombie-themed Ryu Ga Gotoku: Of the End, sold 376,000 units and cost 7,680 yen per copy ($97).
Other top earners on the list include Nintendo, which was at second place with 14.8 percent. 3DS, DS, and Wii titles are generally priced lower than games on other platforms in Japan, with the 3DS version of Ocarina of Time costing 4,800 yen ($61).
The top 10 list that covers the period of May 30 through June 26 is below. The last six companies share 41.1 percent of the pie chart on Famitsu.com:
1. Sega - 20.9
2. Nintendo - 14.8
3. Level-5 - 9.1
4. Namco Bandai Games - 8.6
5. Gust - 5.5
8. Kadokawa Shoten
10. Tecmo Koei
how does $97 compare against a regularly priced game, i cant make up my mind until i know how much extra that cost and what caused the price to be so high?
Sega has always been one of the few bright spots in the murky depths of massive game publishers. Way to go guys! After the Dreamcast, you deserve all the love in the world
Wow Sega, your really giving it your all huh? I hope for the best, your were always and always will be my favorite company. :)
Man the U.S. dollar's really become worthless when 4,800 yen is $61. The other point I had is how Sony really has targeted European/American gamers with Infamous, Heavy Rain, Killzone, Resistance, Uncharted. It's really the 3rd parties doing the work on the PS3.
Sega is the weirdest Japanese company IMO. They have a strange tendency to score top spots in both he best and worst games of year awards! If they can just deliver a super game instead of every 3 sup-bar games they make, they'll make the comeback every Dreamcast fan is waiting for.
Yakuza zombies. That was one i'd play any day over Dead Rising. Too bad there isn't in english... Anyway, good for SEGA, their latest games were good. Resonance of Fate, Vanquish, Sonic Colors, all awesome. Keep investing on Tri-ace BTW
wow, sega? seriously? haha Square Shame on you, look at top 10 japan best game company, square need make more better game rather than focused on FF.
Does this say more about Sega or about the other companies? It certainly says something about SquareEnix
Good for SEGA. I'd love to see them finally break into the hardware market again eventually, but this is as good as anything. Now if only we could get Valkryia Chronicles 3 on the PS3. (Though I will settle for localised PSP releases).
@OJdaLIONKing SE has been progressively losing it's foot hold on everything, they're making CGI movies now instead of games, do you know how many cut scenes we had to sit through in the past couple of FF games? Too many.
It says something that publishers like Kadokawa Shoten (who as far as I know only produce low budget anime spinoffs for PSP and the like) and 5pb (which I've never heard of) are on this list but Square Enix isn't. I know it's the summer doldrums, but that just shows that SE needs to focus on releases throughout the year.
ok something is fundamentally wrong with the japanese industry if SEGA is kicking this much ass... then again SEGA has had some good titles lately... bayonetta and Yakuza and Vanquish.
Yeah, go for it Sega. Make more Yakuza (Ryu ga Gotoku) games. An incredible series with a lot of content unlike many games todays. If you've a PS3 but don't own Yakuza games then you're doing it wrong.
Game prices in Europe: 60-65 euro: $84-$91 (60% of games at launch) 70 euro: $98 (30% games like FIFA and such usually sit around here at launch) 80 euro: $112 (not limited editions... like Dead Rising 2) Not too worried about 1 game costing them $97... its Yakuza. People in the States have it cheap. Don't they, Japan? Go Sega. Tore up all competition in June.
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