Namco Post Worldwide Shipments For Recent Naruto, Sword Art Online Games


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.

Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.