Namco-Bandai Q2 Fiscal 2013 Figures
Published by 02 November 2012, 6:23 PM EDT

Namco-Bandai has posted a ¥17.320 billion (approximately $215 million) net income for the first half of fiscal year 2013.

Dragon Ball once again made the list of best-performing franchises this half, raking in ¥3.7 billion this first half, down slightly from the ¥4.1 billion the same first half last year. Namco-Bandai is sticking with their projection for the full fiscal year of ¥8.5 billion, a drop from last year’s ¥11.8 billion.

In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise jumped ever-so-slightly in net sales from ¥2.1 billion last first half in fiscal 2012 to ¥2.4 billion this half. The company is still forecasting ¥4.0 billion for the year, a slight drop from the actual net sales of ¥4.4 billion in fiscal 2012.

It is a slow time of year for Dragon Ball, its merchandise, and its video games — Tekken Tag Tournament 2, Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and Soul Calibur V (still!) were some of the top-performing video games this half of the year. It will be interesting to see if this week’s upcoming Budokai HD Collection or last month’s Dragon Ball Z for Kinect make their way to the list next quarter… not that any of us are really expecting that.

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