Namco-Bandai Q1 Fiscal 2012 Figures
Published by 02 August 2011, 2:01 PM EDT

Namco-Bandai has posted a ¥3.25 billion (approximately $42 million) net income for the first quarter of fiscal year 2012.

Similar to last quarter (Q4 Fiscal 2011), Dragon Ball did not perform well enough to warrant an inclusion on the top-performing list of franchises for the quarter — the final one listed is the BEN10 franchise at ¥1.5 billion in net sales for the quarter, and for a bit of comparison, the Dragon Ball franchise was floating below that at ¥1.2 billion in net sales one year ago in Q1 Fiscal 2011.

No individual Dragon Ball game sales were noted in the report, and with Raging Blast 2 being released in the prior fiscal quarter, it likely did negligible additional sales this quarter.

In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise actually managed to jump slightly in net sales from ¥0.6 billion last year in Q1 2011 to ¥0.9 billion this quarter. The company is forecasting ¥2.5 billion for the year, a slight drop from the actual net sales of ¥2.7 billion in Fiscal 2011.

As always, the latter-half of the calendar year seems to be the strongest for Namco-Bandai in terms of Dragon Ball, and particularly in the video game arena. We know that Game Project Age 2011 / Ultimate Tenkaichi is due out at the end of October this year, so the dollar figures will likely remain unimpressive until around then.

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