Here is the Dark Souls launch trailer.
Among Namco Bandai’s best-selling titles were Ace Combat: Assault Horizon which sold an astounding 1.7 million copies, and was a reboot of the series following 2006′s Xbox 360-exclusive Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation (which only sold 700,000 copies worldwide). Selling nearly a million copies were the following titles: One Piece: Pirate Warriors (940,000 copies sold), Tales of Xillia (770,000 sold, Japan only. Not out in the West yet), Soulcalibur V (690,000 sold) and Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi (700,000 copies sold).
Those numbers for Soulcalibur V must have been a bit disappointing, as Soulcalibur has always been a huge series for Namco Bandai, to have it beaten out by the latest Japanese RPG in the Tales series seems like it’d be embarrassing.
Here is the Soulcalibur V launch trailer.
All in all, the fiscal year ended with Namco Bandai earning $5.7 billion in revenue, that’s ¥454.2 billion, which is their best since March of 2008 and up 15%. Net profits were $241.8 million (¥19.3 billion) which is also their best performance in four years and 10 times what they earned last year. Dark Souls obviously, was a huge contributor to that haul.
Namco Bandai anticipates a more difficult fiscal year ahead, as the publisher doesn’t have as many heavy hitters in its lineup, although it does have some. They include the sci-fi FPS Inversion, the Fighting game Tekken Tag Tournament 2, a Dragon Ball Z Kinect title for Xbox 360, the international release of One Piece: Pirate Warriors and a PC version of Dark Souls.
Here is a Tekken Tag Tournament 2 trailer.