Sega has just released its annual fiscal report, revealing that Alien: Isolation has surpassed 2.1 million copies sold; essentially doubling its sales since hitting the 1 million mark reported back in January. GameInformer is one of the outlets that have been reporting on Sega’s numbers, and it seems the company’s earnings have been kind of a mixed bag:
“In addition to its flagging financial performance, Sega released shipment numbers for some of its titles from last year. The company has sold 2.11 million copies of Alien: Isolation to retail.
The combined shipment numbers for the Wii U and 3DS Sonic Boom titles are 620,000. Sega attributes problems to a softening in the market and transition to mobile gaming. “Performance in the field was weak due to the harsh market environment,” the company writes.
Sega shipped 12.3 million boxed games, with 5.2 million going to Europe, 4.95 million to North America, and 2.14 million to Japan. Conversely, the company says that digital sales for mobile phones, smartphones, and PCs were strong.
Sega is in the process of reconfiguring its business to focus on those areas it deems of greater potential: smartphones and PC. The company is moving from its long-time home in San Francisco and has laid off a number of staff as it prepares to move to southern California.
With the ongoing changes happening internally, Sega will not have its own booth at E3 this year. Instead, the company tells us that it will partner up to show some of its titles at other booths.”
Some gaming news websites are reporting that Sega is disappointed with the overall sales numbers for Alien: Isolation and its other high-profile software, however, Alien: Isolation is still the best selling Alien game that Sega has published.
Although the company seems to be in the process of restructuring, with a renewed focus on mobile and PC gaming, Sega is likely to continue publishing core games for its international market on both consoles and PC.
Regardless of their apparent disappointment, 2.11 million copies is pretty solid for a survival-horror title, and Creative Assembly seems quite willing to pursue a sequel. Considering the high number of accolades Alien: Isolation has collected, we probably need not worry about Sega abandoning its Alien license.