Sega Sammy released its Fiscal Year Ended March 2022 Results Presentation on May 13, 2022. Among the details were figures going over income from its free-to-play titles. It turns out Hatsune Miku was the queen between January 2022 and March 2022. Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage had the highest sales out of its free-to-play games during that period.
Here’s the full announcement. Exact income for the period between January and March 2022 wasn’t revealed. However, Sega did confirm that the Hatsune Miku rhythm game outperformed the MMO Phantasy Star Online 2: New Genesis and mobile game North Star Legends Revive.
Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage is a rhythm game involving the Vocaloids’ interactions with high school musicians. There are five groups, called Leo/Need, More More Jump, Vivid Bad Squad, Wonderlands x Showtime, and Nightcord at 25:00. Each one has its own aesthetic and style. (So Vivid Bad Squad is hip-hop, while More More Jump is an idol group.) Songs can feature Vocaloids performing alone or alongside the voice actors for members of those groups. As you level up characters you’ve earned, you’ll also get to see more of each group’s story. There are also regular events that involve new storylines and let people earn new characters. There’s no stamina system, and the gacha involves earning new character cards for your five-character groups.
Hatsune Miku: Colorful Stage is available on Android and Apple iOS devices worldwide. In Japan, it is known as Project Sekai: Colorful Stage.