Namco Bandai Profits Up 68%, Soul Calibur 5 Tops 1.7m

by playstationiso on May 9, 2013

Namco Bandai has released its financial report for its fiscal year which ended March 31, 2013. Revenue increased 7.3 percent to ¥487.24 billion, from ¥454.21 billion. Profits jumped 67.8 percent to ¥32.38 billion, from ¥19.30 billion. ¥21 billion of the profits came from Japan, while Europe incurred a loss of ¥630 million.

Early last month, the company announced that Dark Souls has sold 2.3 million units. Also Soul Calibur 5 has sold 1.7 million units and Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has sold 1.5 million units. Naruto Shippuden Storm Generation has sold 1.2 million units, while Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Storm 3 has sold 1 million units.

In Japan, Tales of Xillia 2 for the PlayStation 3 has sold 500,000 units, while One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita has sold 590,000 units.

Namco Bandai also projects revenue drop 1.5 percent to ¥480 billion for the current fiscal year which ends March 31, 2014. Profits are expected to drop 19.7 percent to ¥26 billion.

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