It’s been a fun couple of days for Sega. In their most recent financial report, the company indicates a slight uptick in their fiscal year net income. Spanning the months of April-December of 2009, Sega had some impressive sales, for multiple games. The most successful of these was Mario and Sonic at the Winter Olympic Games, which over that span moved 5.6 million units.
Perhaps even more surprising than that, however, are the sales numbers put up by sexy action newcomer Bayonetta. The action/adventure title from Hideki Kamiya, the same creator as Devil May Cry, moved 1.1 million units from October 29th until the end of December. This is especially impressive when you consider the fact that during that time, the game was exclusive to Japan, and didn’t hit the United States until January.
It’s nice to see those numbers for such a solid title, and hopefully when the US numbers are released, they’ll be just as promising. As you can tell from our review of Bayonetta, as well as the reviews of many others, it deserves all the success and attention it’s getting.