Namco-Bandai has posted a ¥29.08 billion (approximately $319 million) loss for the fiscal 2010 year.
In terms of Dragon Ball overall, the franchise dropped in net sales from ¥15.8 billion in 2009 to ¥12.5 billion this fiscal year, and the company is forecasting an even sharper drop down to ¥8.5 billion for fiscal 2011 with ¥3.0 billion of that in the first half. While not concrete, an educated guess leads us to believe that stronger (or at least more numerous) releases will come in the second half of the next fiscal year.
As for individual games, there were 700,000 copies of Dragon Ball: Raging Blast shipped worldwide in fiscal 2010. This was the only Dragon Ball game in the company’s “Top 10 Game Titles” for the fiscal year, meaning that any worldwide sales of the latest DS and Wii games would be lower than approximately 400,000 copies shipped — it is at least somewhat relevant to note that Attack of the Saiyans was released significantly earlier in Japan than it was in the rest of the world, however.
In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise dropped in net sales from ¥3.7 billion in fiscal 2009 to ¥3.0 billion this fiscal year. The forecast for fiscal 2011 is ¥2.7 billion, with a mere ¥1.0 billion forecast for the first half of the year.
All across the board sales are down, and fiscal 2011 is not looking much brighter, though the second half sounds like it might be better than the first.