You can often tell how big a game is based on it’s prevalence on store shelves and if Sega’s new shipment figures are anything to go on, Sonic and All-Stars Racing: Transformed is very well known indeed. In their third quarter earnings report Sega noted that they had shipped 930,000 copies of the game across the US and Europe, on all platforms except the upcoming 3DS version. This was based on the figures taken during November through December so the number has bound to have shifted in the meantime.
When you compare this to Football Manager 2013 which shipped about 730,000 copies in the same regions since October and Yakuza 5‘s 580,000 copies in Japan from December, you can see that Sega had really put a lot of weight behind this project. Which is great news except for the fact that the game unfortunately isn’t selling as well as it deserves to. However with copies on shelves it’s not exactly hard to bag yourself a disc, which can’t hurt things for now. Will the game’s sales then pick up any time soon? Will I be able to use another vaguely related stock image for a header picture again? Stick with us and we’ll let you know when we find out more!