Sega’s packaged software sales rose 41 percent last financial year to 12.3m units, but the company’s management still called the performance “weak”.

Alien: Isolation sold 2.1 million units across physical and digital, but the game was in development for more than three years, and some of those sales were no doubt at a discount price.

In addition, Sonic Boom: Rise of Lyric and Sonic Boom: Shattered Crystal only sold a combined 620,000 units, making them the lowest-selling major Sonic titles in the history of the series.

Football Manger 2015 sold 810,000 copies.

Revenue was up 11 per cent year-on-year to US$925.7m, and was split almost 50/50 between physical and digital sales.

Sega expects to add 47 mobile games to its roster by April next year, and all but one will be free-to-play.

Sega’s parent holding company Sega Sammy made a net loss of US$94m. Restructuring costs shouldered the bulk of the blame.