Sonic Frontiers sales have exceeded expectations from Sega, the company has revealed.
In a recent investor Q&A, Sega was asked about the game’s sales despite some mixed reviews from critics. In response, while acknowledging that it wasn’t the best to see, the studio is happy with the game’s release overall.
“Although it is true that the Metascore was slightly lower than expected, we believe that we were able to release a title that has been well received by many people around the world, thanks to the extremely high ratings from users,” one executive stated on the call. “We plan to release the recently announced additional DLC sequentially, and we believe that we can continue to build up repeat sales.”
As far as the game’s sales, the company feels that it’s a game that will continue to do well during its lifecycle.
“The number of units sold greatly exceeded the full-year plan at the beginning of the fiscal year,” says Sega of Sonic Frontiers’ overall sales. “We recognize that this is a title that we will continue to sell over the long term based on our sales strategies, such as pricing, promotions, and the development of free DLC.”
What’s Coming Next?
Sonic Frontiers is expected to see three free DLC releases in 2023. The first DLC pack will include a jukebox, photo mode, and new challenge modes. The second update will feature an open zone challenge, a new Koko, and celebrate Sonic’s birthday. The third and final pack will see new playable characters and a new story added to the game.
Beyond this year, Sega hasn’t mentioned if more plans are in the works for the game, or if it will be moving on to the next Sonic title.
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