Namco-Bandai Fiscal 2013 Figures
Published by 10 May 2013, 9:38 AM EDT

Namco-Bandai has posted a ¥32.4 billion (approximately $319 million) profit for the full fiscal 2013 year.


Dragon Ball did not perform well enough to warrant inclusion in the top-performing overall franchises list this year. While it also did not appear at all in 2011, it did pop up last year. The #5 franchise Namco-Bandai lists is Pretty Cure bringing in ¥11.6 billion for the year — a year ago, the company forecast the Dragon Ball franchise bringing in ¥8.5 billion for fiscal 2013, so it is likely somewhere in that vicinity.

No individual Dragon Ball video games are listed in the report, not a surprise considering budget-esque releases last year such as the Budokai HD Collection and Dragon Ball Z for Kinect, neither of which were even released in Japan.

In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise jumped from ¥4.4 billion last fiscal year to ¥4.8 billion this year (which, while not stated, was likely due to tie-ins with Battle of Gods and Dragon Ball Heroes), despite having forecast ¥4.0 billion a year ago. Namco-Bandai is forecasting a similar drop to ¥4.0 billion for next year.

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