Sega plots revival of major IPs in coming years

Posted May 16, 2017

Sega also announced during the presentation that Total War: Warhammer and Persona 5 have done well in the last quarter - the games have amassed up to 10.28 million between them.

SEGA reported profits attributed to parent (net profits) of $242.9 million, or 27.6 billion yen, representing a mighty 421% year-over-year increase.

Sega recently released the slide show used in their recent financial report.

Back in the day, SEGA used to be a pretty big household name as far as gaming was concerned.

SEGA has revealed plans for a revival of "major IPs" within the SEGA Sammy group's new "Road to 2020" document, released following the March 31, 2017 end of the fiscal year.

One of the major issues that the company wants to tackle is to create titles that will become global hits. As part of the company's strategy to build itself back up within the "packaged game field", SEGA plans to revive some of its "major IPs" though what these are precisely was not specify.

They also suggest that they will revive "major IPs" sometimes soon, hopefully, to face some of the same success that Nintendo found with Pokemon.

It's definitely an interesting snippet of information as SEGA have a ton of classic and much-loved IPs that haven't had so much of a glimmer in the past couple of decades. These include series like Persona, Football Manager, Total War, Phantasy Star, and of course, Sonic the Hedgehog.