Company of Heroes 2 sells 380,000 in five days

Sega's new real-time strategy game helps boost company's gaming business for April-June quarter.

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Company of Heroes 2 sold 380,000 units in five days, according to sales information released by publisher Sega today. The game launched June 25 to a positive critical reception.

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The sales news for Company of Heroes 2 came as part of Sega's latest financial report for the April-June quarter ended June 30.

Sega's consumer business, which handles the company's gaming efforts, posted net sales of ¥18.9 billion ($192 million), up 25.2 percent year-over-year. Operating income was ¥39 million ($400,000), compared to a loss of ¥1.6 billion ($16.2 million) last year.

Sega achieved these results despite a year-on-year decline in total volume of packaged software sales of 1.21 million copies, including 370,000 in the United States, 570,000 in Europe, and 250,000 in Japan.

The company's digital business was a bright spot for the quarter, with performance remaining "favorable" on games for smartphones and PC. Sega called out free-to-play role-playing game Phantasy Star Online 2 as a top performer, exceeding 500,000 for downloads and packaged versions since launch.

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