Sega: Here Are The Takeaways From New Earnings Report

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Like Square Enix, Sega today reported earnings for the nine-month period ended December 31, 2016. The report is not all that eye-opening, though there are some notable takeaways.

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Sega's video game division, Entertainment Contents, benefited from new releases such as Football Manager 2017 and Yakuza 6 (which comes to North America in 2018), as well as continued sales of Phantasy Star Online 2. In all, Sega sold 8.13 million packaged games, up from last year (6.12 million).

In terms of smartphone games, Sega said Hortensia Saga and Puyopuyo!! Quest continued to see "robust sales."

Overall, Sega's Entertainment Contents division--which also includes arcade machines and animated movies--posted revenue of ¥155.4 billion ($1.39 billion) and operating income of ¥15.4 billion ($137 million). That's up 13.7 percent and a massive 449.4 percent respectively.

Looking ahead, Sega will release Puyo Puyo Tetris for the Nintendo Switch, while Persona 5 comes out in April; that RPG debuted in Japan last year.

Sega has multiple business units outside of gaming. Looking at them all, the company posted revenue of ¥285.7 billion (up from ¥245 billion) and a profit of ¥36.5 billion (up from ¥6.5 billion).

Keep checking back with GameSpot soon for more earnings reports, as Activision Blizzard, Take-Two, Ubisoft, and Nvidia are all scheduled to release earnings results this week.

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