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Total War and Persona 5 lift Sega's games revenue

Full-year results show $831 million in digital and packaged games revenue, with 10.28 million units sold-in

Persona 5 and Total War: Warhammer lifted Sega's full-year results, with digital and packaged game sales rising to $831 million.

For the year ended March 31, 2017, Sega Entertainment Contents earned ¥206 billion ($1.8 billion) in revenue, and 8% increase over the prior year, and ¥11.1 billion ($98 million) in operating income, a massive 165.1% year-on-year rise.

Sega's Digital and Packaged Games accounted for nearly half of total revenue: Digital Games revenue rose 4% to ¥47.3 billion ($416 million), and Packaged Games rose 11% to ¥47.1 billion ($415 million).

The two big successes in Packaged Games - a segment that includes full-game downloads - were Total War: Warhammer and Persona 5, the former selling 500,000 units after three days on sale, and the latter shipping 1.5 million units following its global launch.

Overall, Sega sold 10.28 million units of its games, including both physical and digital sales. New releases represented 5.24 million units of the total. Sega expects its units sales to rise to 11.6 million in the year ahead, thanks to the expected launch of Dawn of War III, Endless Space 2, and Total War: Warhammer 2.

Across the entire company, Sega's revenue increased 5% to ¥367 billion ($3.2 billion), and its net income rose 414% to ¥28 billion ($246 million).

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