Starhorse

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Starhorse is a Sega horse racing arcade game which allows players to gamble for tokens.[1] The first in the Starhorse series appeared in 2000; it was followed by Starhorse 2001, Starhorse 2002, Starhorse Progress (2003), and Starhorse2 New Generation (2005). Starhorse2 Second Fusion (2006) has the ability to simulate actual Japan Racing Association events.[1] It was followed by StarHorse3 (2011).

In 2009, at least 10,657 machines of Starhorse2 Fifth Expansion (2009) alone had been sold to arcade operators,[2] and by March 2011, the same game had grossed ¥4.8 billion from machine sales, equivalent to nearly $60 million.[n 1] In 2011, StarHorse3 Season I: A New Legend Begins (2011) grossed ¥3.3 billion from arcade machine sales, equivalent to more than $40 million.[n 2]

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  1. ^ StarHorse2: Fifth Expansion
    • Fiscal year ended March 31, 2010: ¥2.8 billion[3]
    • Fiscal year ended March 31, 2011: ¥2 billion[4]
    • Currency conversion:[5]
      • ¥2.8 billion = $34.6039 million
      • ¥2 billion = $24.7171 million
  2. ^ Nine months ended December 31, 2011: ¥3.3 billion[6]
    • ¥3.3 billion = $40.8 million[5]

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