We are a little late on this, but the numbers are finally interesting to us, again!
Namco-Bandai has posted a ¥8.275 billion (approximately $101.7 million) profit for the third quarter of fiscal year 2012.
Unlike the last several quarters, the Dragon Ball franchise actually performed well enough to show up in the top five-to-six franchises to allow for more extensive figures, with net sales of ¥6.7 billion for the three quarters, up from ¥4.9 billion the same period in the prior year. The company is forecasting a full year net sales total of ¥10.5 billion for fiscal 2012, up from the ¥8.3 billion net sales total in fiscal 2011 — this is all compared to the ¥12.5 billion total net sales in fiscal 2010, and the ¥15.8 billion in fiscal 2009.
In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise jumped in net sales from ¥1.7 billion the same three quarters of fiscal 2011 to ¥3.2 billion this year, and the company is forecasting a total of ¥4.0 billion for the full year, compared to ¥2.7 billion in Fiscal 2011.
No individual Dragon Ball video game sales were noted in the report — the cutoff for unit sales that are reported in the top five was One Piece Gigant Battle 2 at 350,000 units in Japan, which means that Ultimate Blast/Tenkaichi sold less than this amount.