Namco Bandai Profits Double due to Strong Game Sales

by playstationiso on November 5, 2012

Namco Bandai has announced its first half of its 2013 fiscal year sales, which ended September 30, 2012. The entire company posted revenue of 222.6 billion yen ($2.8 billion), an increase of 14.6 percent year-over-year. Profits increased 115.8 percent to 17.3 billion yen ($215.7 million).

Namco Bandai’s Game Software division revenue increased to 31.5 billion yen ($392.3 million), from 28.0 billion yen ($349.0 million) during the same period a year ago. The entire Content division posted revenues of 116.7 billion yen ($1.4 billion), an increase of 34.6 percent compared to last year. Profits for the division increased 275 percent to 20.1 billion yen ($251.0 million).

Namco Bandai sold 9.1 million games at retail, compared to 7.2 million a year ago. The company has 104 games available at retail, up from 69 a year ago. Breaking down these figures, the biggest increase in games sold occurred in the U.S., where 3.4 million games were sold, up from 1.9 million games. 2.4 million games were sold in Europe, compared to 1.1 million games a year ago. In Japan game sales had decreased to 3.4 million, from 4.2 million.

Game sales were also broken down by platform. 3.3 million games were sold on the PlayStation 3, 1.8 million on the PSP, 1.5 million on the Xbox 360, and 1.0 million on the Nintendo 3DS.

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 sold 840,000 units in Europe and Japan and Soul Calibur V sold 640,000 units worldwide.

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