More Reviews
REVIEWS F1 2014 Review
Codemasters’ F1 series ranges from great to average due to its yearly nature, but what does F1 2014 bring to the table? As it turns out, quite a lot.

Super Smash Bros. (Wii U) Review
This brawler layers tons of Nintendo character and charm with extreme variety in both choice and gameplay modes that evolve the fighting genre outside of the mainstream.
More Previews
PREVIEWS Silence: The Whispered World II Preview
With its absolutely gorgeous sequel, Daedalic aims to create a mid-range difficulty adventure title that will expand the genre to a larger audiences.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES ESCAPE Dead Island
Release date: Out Now

Far Cry 4
Release date: Out Now

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: Out Now

Kingdom Hearts 2.5 HD Remix
Release date: 12/02/14


LATEST FEATURES With Two Paths to Walk This Fall, I Recommend Assassins Play AC Unity Over AC Rogue
For fans of this series, it'll be a decision based on hardware. For enthusiasts, returning to the brand's roots will prove enticing.

Nintendo Download November 2014 - Updating Each Week
If you've got credit on Nintendo's digital eShop service or expect to receive a gift card this holiday season, start making your list with our weekly updates.
MOST POPULAR FEATURES Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Master_Craig
Welcome Home - PAX AUS 2014
By Master_Craig
Posted on 11/18/14
Last night I returned home from PAX AUS 2014. Long story short, it wasn't perfect, but it was quite possibly the best weekend I've had this year. It was a lot of fun. If you'd like to continue reading, the long story is just below. Buckle up. This is gonna be...

GAMING NEWS

Sega Reporting "An Extraordinary Loss" Of 7.1 Billion Yen

Posted on Friday, March 30 @ 07:12:46 Eastern by


Sega has reported to its shareholders that they will be expecting "an extraordinary loss totaling around 7.1 billion yen" for the fiscal year ending March 2012.

The reason for this loss, the company cites, is due to the "severe economic environment in the U.S. and Europe and rapid change in market environment of home video game software", in addition to the flooding in Thailand causing the reduction and delay of Pachinko machine orders.

Accordingly, Sega is restructuring and reforming their future lineup of titles in order to recover for the next period. This structural reform will itself cost them 4.9 billion yen. Sega plans to "streamline organizations" that will "create a smaller company positionsed for sustained profitability", and it will focus on strong IPs, "such as Sonic the Hedgehog, Football Manager, Total War, and Aliens". Several game software titles will also be cancelled.

Taken at face value, this doesn't bode well for the Yakuza series or for Platinum Games, as critically well-received as they are. If I were in Sega's shoes, I wouldn't have put so much money into new IPs, like Rise of Nightmares or Binary Domain, unless I was confident in their quality. Innovation and execution is what they, and many Japanese developers, really need.
Tags:   Sega
FOLLOW ME ON TWITTER. YOU KNOW YOU WANT TO.


More from the Game Revolution Network




comments powered by Disqus