Time for a shipment update! Bandai Namco have posted worldwide shipments for a number of their recent releases. The following shipment figures are as of September 30th, 2014:
Naruto Shippuden: UNS Revolution – 650,000 units
One Piece Unlimited World: Red – 500,000 units
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment – 400,000 units
The 3rd Super Robot Taisen Z – 400,000 units (Japan only)
In total, Bandai Namco expect their games division to net them 80 billion yen in profit by March 31st, 2015. While that may sound impressive, Namco’s games division is dwarfed by its merchandising business, which the company says will pull in a combined total of 131.5 billion yen by that same date.
In fact, Namco said in a separate report that they are increasing their full-year revenue forecast, and this is owing primarily to their Toys and Hobby division, under which they’re releasing merchandise for brands like Yo-kai Watch, Gundam, Power Rangers and Aikatsu. You can read about this here.