Bandai Namco Holdings has posted a ¥54.109 billion (approximately $493 million) profit for the full fiscal year of 2018, compared to a ¥44.159 billion profit last year.
Dragon Ball came in as the company’s best-performing franchise for the year, pulling in ¥97.9 billion (yet another jump over last year’s ¥61.1 billion), significantly beating the company’s forecast of ¥75.7 billion. The company is projecting ¥80 billion for fiscal year 2019.
In terms of general toys and hobby merchandise (non-video games), the franchise also jumped from ¥12.4 billion last fiscal year to ¥14.2 billion this year. The company is forecasting roughly the same amount next year at ¥14.5 billion.
Getting regular Ichiban Kuji’s and HG Premium Sets (With the September one being re-released in December due to over popularity! Each set retailed just over 6000yen too!) has definitely helped the merch numbers.
Since the start of 2018 the quality has improved almost ten-fold with the stuff we were getting last year, with the movie coming later in the year too, if the quality holds won’t be surprised if we get a big jump in numbers in next years report!
I’m just amazed at the numbers I see.