Sega has announced to investors a significant increase in new game releases through the end of March 2023. This number will include multiple remakes, remasters, and brand new releases. In addition, she reported strong sales of console and PC games.
Profit increased compared to fiscal 2021. And Sega is forecasting even higher numbers for fiscal 2023, arguing that there are more releases and revenue from projects releasing in fiscal 2022.
The company plans to go back to classic franchises and release remasters, remakes and spin-offs as this path has proven to be very successful for them. According to Sega, games in this category sold about 4 million copies in the last fiscal year, including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, and Lost Judgment (which is considered a Yakuza offshoot).
According to Sega, by March 2023, sales of games in this category will be about 5 million copies. The plan includes Sonic Origins (compilation of Sonic the Hedgehog, Sonic the Hedgehog 2, Sonic 3 & Knuckles and Sonic CD), which will be released on June 23rd.
Speaking of games in general, Sega reports that seven games released in the past fiscal year had global simultaneous launches and multi-platform support, resulting in approximately 6 million copies sold. For the fiscal year ending 2023, the company forecasts sales to more than double to around 13 million as the number of new games launched simultaneously around the world (13 vs. 7) skyrockets.