Sega profits revised despite Phantasy Star Online 2's success

Despite Phantasy Star Online 2 gaining over a million user accounts and performing way better than expected, Sega profits are still low causing the company to revise their forecast for the ongoing fiscal year. One of the reasons that profits are down seem to be the under-performance of Sega’s Pachinko and Pachislot machines in recent sales. Sales of these machines were projected at 179,000 units for April- September but Sega has recently been forced to revise that number to 108,000 due to these recent profit dips. Overall Sega profits for this period have dropped from 3.5 billion yen to 2 billion yen.

Phantasy Star Online 2 however has been a great success but due to this recent drop in profits it can’t make up for the failings of the Pachinko machines. Hopefully this unfortunate profit business will subside soon but for now Sega are going to have to be very careful about their predicted profits in the future.

[Source: Siliconera]