Sega Posts Pachinko Profit – brushes off slow Iron Man 2, Alpha Protocol sales

In May, Sega Sammy posted a full-year profit for the first time in four years. The parent company of game publisher Sega continued its turnaround today, posting a net profit for the first financial quarter amid soaring revenues.

Iron Man 2 didn’t exactly use its Repulsor Beams on customers, but sales were slower than Sega had hoped.

For the three months ended June 30, Sega Sammy revenues were up 51 percent year-over-year to ¥91.3 billion ($1.1 billion). The bottom line improved as well, as the company turned the previous first quarter’s ¥10.3 billion ($119 million) net loss into a profit of just over ¥7 billion ($81 million). While the company is best known in the West for its home video games, most of the gains were attributable to its thriving pachinko and pachislot business, which more than doubled revenues year-over-year to post sales of ¥48.9 billion ($566 million).

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