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Sega says it’s planning ‘multiple’ remakes, remasters and new games this year

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Sega says it’s planning ‘multiple’ remakes, remasters and new games this year

Sega has promised a "significant increase in new games" by the end of March 2023, including new remakes and remasters of its classic games.In a presen

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Sega has promised a “significant increase in new games” by the end of March 2023, including new remakes and remasters of its classic games.

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In a presentation detailing results for the fiscal year ending March 2022, Sega’s parent company Sammy reported strong console and PC game sales, citing an increase in earnings from fiscal 2021 and forecasting even stronger performance for fiscal 2023. .

This forecast is attributed to a “significant increase in the number of games” as well as continued revenue from “a large number of new games” released during fiscal year 2022.

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This includes a number of new games, which he describes as “remakes/remasters, spin-offs”. [or] theme change”, which is said to be “planning multiple headlines”.

Approximately 4 million games that fall into this category were sold in the last fiscal year, according to Sega, including Sonic Colors Ultimate, Super Monkey Ball Banana Mania, and Lost Judgment (which is considered a spin-off of Yakuza).

Sega predicts that in the fiscal year ending March 2023, about 5 million games in the same category will be sold. This will include Sonic Origins released on June 23rd.

In terms of games in general, Sega reports that seven games released in the last fiscal year had global simultaneous launches and multi-platform support, resulting in nearly 6 million games sold.

In the fiscal year ending in 2023, the company is forecasting more than a doubling in sales to around 13 million due to a surge in the number of new games simultaneously launching globally (13 vs. 7).

Sega says it's planning 'multiple' remakes, remasters and new games this year
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It was reported last month that Sega was working on big-budget reboots of Crazy Taxi and Jet Set Radio, though they are so early in development that they will almost certainly not be among the remakes and remasters planned for fiscal 2023.

A Bloomberg report last month cited sources saying the two reboots would be the first games under Sega’s “Supergame” initiative, a five-year strategy that includes what executive vice president Shuji Utsumi previously described as “developing AAA games that go beyond the all-encompassing Sega strategy. range of technologies.

Both games are in the early stages of development and could still be cancelled, according to a new report, but the new Crazy Taxi is believed to have been in development for over a year with a potential release in 2024. or 2025.