In an effort to try and recover from their $86.6 million USD loss , Sega is attempting to restructure their future endeavors to online, mobile, and digital gaming only. Their fiscal report specifically cites poor physical game sales, which has created the push for Sega’s entertainment division to direct their focus on “digital only” releases.
Even though the second half of 2014 saw solid sales in games such as Alien: Isolation, Football Manager 2015, and Persona 4 Arena Ultimax, Sega blames a “weak economic environment” for their net loss.
After they restructured the majority of their corporate structure, Sega announced the launch of 47 digital games. Surprisingly, only one of these games will be a free-to-play title. Sega predicts that this change will only bring an 8% decline in physical game sales, while increasing their digital games sales by 60%. Do you think the switch will help Sega stay afloat? Or will this cause Sega’s game quality to diminish? Sound off in the comments!