Sega Sammy interim revenue boosted by pachinko business

Sega Sammy said revenue in the six months through September gained  51 percent to 162.2 billion yen ($1.64 billion), boosted by a 31 percent gain in its pachinko and pachislot business. The pachislot sector earned 71.2 billion yen. Amusement machine sales fell 4 percent, while revenue from amusement center operations gained just 1 percent. The company now expects its full-year pachinko sales to gain 90 percent to 270 billion yen.