Sales drop 33.5% for Sega Sammy in Q2

Sega Sammy's resorts and machines businesses were hit by the pandemic.
Sega Sammy's resorts and machines businesses were hit by the pandemic.

Covid-19 measures affected the gaming giant’s pachislot and pachinko machines business as well as its integrated resorts unit.

Japan.- Sega Sammy has posted sales of 48,382 million yen for the second quarter of 2020, down 33.5 per cent on the same period last year.

It also reported a 3,851 million yen operating loss and an ordinary loss of 4,099 million yen.

The group also posted extraordinary losses of 2,563 million yen including fixed costs during the temporary suspension of operations due to the pandemic.

The state of emergency declared on April 7 affected the pachislot and pachinko business, causing the group to postpone the sales of new titles even after pachinko halls resumed operations.

Total sales of pachislot machines in Q2 were 485 units, down from 17,930 units for the same period last year, while sales of pachinko machines were 177 units (down from 16,212 units).

Net sales were 2,706 million yen, an 84.3 per cent decrease from Q2 in 2019.

Sega Sammy’s resort business was also affected by Covid-19 measures. Even though some activities have resumed, the group said the number of guests was 23.3 per cent that of the same period last year.

Net sales totalled 464 million yen, down 81.1 per cent on the same period in the previous fiscal year.

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