Sega Sold 700,000 Copies Of Alpha Protocol

By Spencer . July 30, 2010 . 9:29am


Alpha Protocol is off to a strong start. Since its launch on May 27 in Australia to June 30, Sega sold 700,000 copies of the espionage RPG.


Iron Man 2, however, was the best selling Sega title between April 1 to June 30 (Q1) with 1,120,000 units. Sega Studios San Francisco developed the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of Iron Man 2 and closed down shortly after. The game was also released on Wii, DS, and PSP.


Sega sold most of their games in the US where the publisher moved 1,680,000 games. Sales in Japan lagged with only 270,000 games sold for the quarter. That number should pick up since Hatsune Miku: Project Diva 2 arrived in stores a few days ago.

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  • And yet somehow this isn’t enough for a sequel? C’mon, there’s a difference between a bomb and a slow burner.

  • malek86

    Actually, Sega specifically blamed “slow sales” of Alpha Protocol as part of the reason for their quarterly loss.

  • Wow, I seem to remember there being reports of bad Alpha Protocol sales. With a somewhat low metascore and the fact that it’s a new IP, 700,000 is very good methinks.

  • shion16

    iron man 2 is the greatest piece of garbage and sold all that????

    • Yes, now you see what a Licensed product can do. Given that kids would want the game as well… and there’s plenty of kids.

  • kupomogli

    High amount of sales for something supposedly a bad game. Even a lot of games that get good feedback and reviews don’t sell this much.

  • To my knowledge all these press release numbers are shipment numbers. (not just SEGA, also the Capcom numbers etc.)

    A huge shipment is not a necessarily clear indicator whether a game does perform great, though I take it can be used as a good hint.
    Shipping ‘only’ half a million and selling most of it at full price can be good.
    Shipping over a million but having the games sit on the shelves forever and/or being forced to cut the price drastically is certainly bad.

  • I don’t get it, if they sold 700K copies, and then blame this very game for low results and just say there will not be a sequel, what did they expect ? Has the development been that costly ?

    Alpha Protocol had issues for sure, however it was a game I enjoyed a lot and I’m sadened by the treament SEGA gives Obsidian for that…

  • cmurph666

    That’s a hell of a lot of copies for a game that every one says sucks so much…

  • thebanditking

    “Sega Sold 700,000 Copies Of Alpha Protocol”

    The question is how?! This game is awful, and again they have the nerve to complain that 700k is low? For how terrible this game is 700K is astronomically high. If half the JRPG’s sold that well here we would not have to worry about them getting released.

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