Dragon Ball Franchise Outperforms Gundam This Year

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Dragon Ball Franchise Outperforms Gundam This Year

Post by FortuneSSJ » Thu Nov 09, 2017 8:35 pm

Bandai Namco Holdings released on Tuesday its financial balance sheet for the second quarter of the current fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018. The report included a breakdown of the overall sales for Bandai Namco's franchises, showing that Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball IP outperformed its Mobile Suit Gundam IP in terms of overall sales for the first half of the fiscal year (April 4 to September 30). The full list is as follows:

Dragon Ball: 43.1 billion yen
Mobile Suit Gundam: 32.7 billion yen
One Piece: 14.4 billion yen
Super Sentai/Power Rangers: 10.2 billion yen
Kamen Rider: 9.8 billion yen
Anpanman: 4.7 billion yen
Naruto: 5.4 billion yen
Precure: 3.8 billion yen
Yo-kai Watch: 2.1 billion yen
Ultraman: 3.1 billion yen

Bandai Namco predicts that Dragon Ball will earn 75.7 billion yen and Mobile Suit Gundam will earn 70.9 billion yen total for the full fiscal year.

For the same period last year, Mobile Suit Gundam sold 36.2 billion yen compared to Dragon Ball's 19.8 billion yen. Mobile Suit Gundam also outperformed Dragon Ball by 21% for the full fiscal year.

In terms of domestic toy and hobby sales alone, both Mobile Suit Gundam and Kamen Rider topped Dragon Ball this year and last year. The results for domestic toy and hobby sales for the first half of the fiscal year are as follows:

Mobile Suit Gundam: 11 billion yen
Kamen Rider: 9.4 billion yen
Dragon Ball: 5.9 billion yen
Super Sentai/Power Rangers: 4.9 billion yen
Anpanman: 4.7 billion yen
Precure: 3.8 billion yen
Yo-kai Watch: 2.0 billion yen
Ultraman: 2.2 billion yen
One Piece: 1.8 billion yen
Pokémon: 2.2 billion yen

Source: https://www.animenewsnetwork.com/news/2 ... ar/.123715

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Post by Gyt Kaliba » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:10 pm

I think it's safe to say Super (or at least some form of it) is here to stay for the foreseeable future. There's no way they're ending it just yet with those kind of numbers.
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Post by Metalwario64 » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:32 pm

So, I guess before long every model kit hobbyist in Japan will be building the Dragon Ball Figurerise model kits instead of Gunpla. :lol:
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Post by TheMikado » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:47 pm

Gyt Kaliba wrote:I think it's safe to say Super (or at least some form of it) is here to stay for the foreseeable future. There's no way they're ending it just yet with those kind of numbers.
This again.

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Post by Cure Dragon 255 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:14 am

What again? What do you mean?
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Post by sintzu » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:19 am

It wasn't too long ago that people were saying DBs time was over and it never would've gotten big if it was released today.
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Post by FortuneSSJ » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:09 pm

Metalwario64 wrote:So, I guess before long every model kit hobbyist in Japan will be building the Dragon Ball Figurerise model kits instead of Gunpla. :lol:
They will start building Toribots. :lol:
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Post by Hellspawn28 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 6:20 pm

Yeah Super is not going anywhere. As long if Super is making money, Toei will milk it to the ground.
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Post by floofychan333 » Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:26 pm

Metalwario64 wrote:So, I guess before long every model kit hobbyist in Japan will be building the Dragon Ball Figurerise model kits instead of Gunpla. :lol:
Woot woot, I've certainly complied with that! The Bandai hobby shop, which makes the Gunpla models, is releasing a line of Dragon Ball models, and I've already bought and built one. If this series continues it could outsell Gunpla models if Dragon Ball continues at this rate of popularity.
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Re: Dragon Ball Franchise Outperforms Gundam This Year

Post by LordCrumb » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:58 pm

Cure Dragon 255 wrote:What again? What do you mean?
He's agreeing with Gyt Kaliba.

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