Nippon Ichi Takes A Huge Hit In Operating Profit

By Spencer . February 5, 2010 . 5:22pm

image Nippon Ichi posted results for the first nine months of this fiscal year and things aren’t looking good. The Gifu based company reports there was a 97.5% decrease in operating profits (i.e. sales minus production costs, not including any investments, and before tax) in their consumer goods business compared to their last fiscal period. This figure does not account for arcade or mobile sales.

 

This fiscal year, the period between April 2009 and March 31, 2010, Nippon Ichi introduced new titles like Princess Antiphona and A Witch’s Tale in Japan. In North America… we’ll let’s just look at everything to get a better idea what’s going on.

 

Here’s a chart of all the retail games Nippon Ichi and their North American subsidiary published in the past two fiscal years. Games marked with an asterisk are slated for release before March 31, 2010.

 

Last Fiscal Year

(April 2008 – March 2009)

Japan

Disgaea DS (DS)

Jigsaw World (DS)

Infinite Loop (PSP)

Hayarigami 2 Portable (PSP)

Rhapsody (DS)

Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? (PSP)

The Conveni DS (DS)

Phantom Brave: We Meet Again (Wii)

Musou Tourou (PSP)

Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP)

 

North America

Mana Khemia (PS2)

Disgaea 3: Absence of Justice (PS3)

Rhapsody (DS)

Disgaea (DS)

Ar Tonelico II (PS2)

Prinny: Can I Really be the Hero? (PSP)

Mana Khemia: Student Alliance (PSP)

This Fiscal Year

(April 2009 – March 2010)

Japan

A Witch’s Tale (DS)

Hayarigami DS (DS)

Maruhan Pachinko & Pachislot (DS)

Hayarigami 2 DS (DS)

Hayarigami 3 (PSP)

Amagoushi no Yakata Portable (PSP)

Disgaea 3 Raspberyl Append Disc (PS3)

Princess Antiphona (PSP)

Disgaea Infinite (PSP)

La Pucelle: Ragnarok (PSP)

Naraku no Shiro Portable (PSP)

Last Rebellion (PS3)

Classic Dungeon* (PSP)

Koori no Bohyou (PSP)

Prinny 2: The Great Pantsu War* (PSP)

Absolute Modding Hero Project* (PSP)

 

North America

Puchi Puchi Virus (DS)

Cross Edge (PS3)

Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman (PSP)

Phantom Brave: We Meet Again (Wii)

Mana Khemia II (PS2)

Disgaea 2: Dark Hero Days (PSP)

A Witch’s Tale (DS)

Atelier Annie (DS)

Last Rebellion (PS3)*

Sakura Wars: So Long, My Love* (Wii, PS2)

Badman 2* (PSP)

 

Nippon Ichi published more games in both regions in fiscal year 2010, but compared to their last fiscal year there was less Disgaea and way more Hayarigami.

 

Special thanks and a basket of Prinnies to Marcus for sending us the tip.


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