While Nintendo managed to lose a cool $US290 million USD this past quarter (for very good reasons), its one-time rival Sega actually managed to have a showing in the black.
Or, rather, its parent company Sega Sammy Holdings did. Because without all those yen flowing in from the company's pachinko business, Sega could have had a less impressive quarter. Sega's consumer division, the part that sells video games for consoles and PCs, saw "firm" sales according to the company.
Sega's major releases during the three month period, Alpha Protocol and Iron Man 2, were "slow." Sega sold 700,000 copies of Obsidian's espionage RPG, while the movie tie-in for Iron Man 2 moved a cool 1.12 million copies.