Total War shifted 2.6m copies during 2022 financial year

Total War shifted 2.6m copies during 2022 financial year

The Total War series of strategy games sold over two million units during the 2022 fiscal year.

That's according to Sega's recently-released Integrated Report, which shows that the franchise has shifted more than 40.4 million copies for the year ending March 2022. By contrast, 12 months earlier, the series was at more than 37.8 million units.

The report also shows that the Sonic the Hedgehog series has shifted over 1.5 billion copies – though that includes free-to-play releases – up from last year's 1.38 billion, while the Persona franchise sold 15.5 million copies, 500,000 more than at the end of the 2021 financial year. Sega reckons that 77 per cent of Persona 5 sales – including the base game, Royal, Dancing in Starlight and Scramble – came from overseas. In total, these games have sold 7.22 million copies, or 46.5 per cent of the franchise's total sales as of March 2022. 

Football Manager sold one million copies during 2022 to hit 25 million units sold to date. The Ryu ga Gotoku series – better known as Yakuza or Like A Dragon in the West – has hit 19.8 million copies sold, 2.8 million more than in 2021.

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