Sega Sammy, the parent company of Sega Corporation, presented its year-end presentation for its previous financial year. Sega Sammy reported exceptional sales from Sega Corporation, indicating higher profits as compared to the same period in the 2021 financial year, and intends to continue this trend until 2023.
The growth in titles expected to be released next year, according to VGC. Sega plans to release 13 new titles (compared to seven that were previously released) and has expanded its sales volume from 6 million units to 13 million units.
"multiple" will be categorized under "remake/remaster," or "change of theme." Sega sold four million titles that fell under this category of six million total games sold this past fiscal year, including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, and Lost Judgment (a Yakuza spinoff).
Sega predicts it will sell five million games in this category starting with Sonic Origins. Last month, Origins intends to remaster Sonic 1, 2, 3, and Sonic & Knuckles, which will be released on all major platforms in June.
Sonic isn''t the only franchise being remastered, rebooted, or spunoff, according to a recent Bloomberg report. Both Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio are expected to be released in the future, although the report says both are still in the very early stages of development and may be canceled.
Sonic Frontiers is expected to launch its first games this holiday season. Given the game''s ambitious new genre, there was a sense of concern that Sega might be forced to postpone Sonic Frontiers, however, a Sega media manager confirmed that Sonic Frontiers is still on track for its holiday release.