Tales of Xillia 2, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 Miss Sales Target


Namco Bandai released their financial results today, and included are sales figures for some of the company’s notable games. Of particular interest are the sales of Tales of Xillia 2, which has sold 500,000 copies in Japan as of March 31st, 2013.


At 500,000 sold, Tales of Xillia 2 has fallen short of Namco Bandai’s expectations of the game. Back in November, Namco shared that they expected to move 650,000 copies of Xillia 2 by the end of March.


Meanwhile, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 has missed its goals as well. Namco hoped to sell 1.7 million copies of the game worldwide by March 31st, and have only managed to sell 1.5 million copies.


On a brighter note, Run for Money Tousouchuu, Namco’s quirky 3DS game based on a TV show in Japan, has exceeded expectations. Namco hoped to sell 300,000 copies of the game by the end of March, and instead ended up selling 520,000 copies. As of last week, actual sales of Run for Money in Japan were at 478,000.


Here’s the full list of Namco’s sales figures for the fiscal year ended March 2013:


(J/US/EU) Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – 1.5 million

(J/US/EU) Soulcalibur V – 1.05 million

(J/US/EU) Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations – 760,000

(US/EU) Naruto Shippiden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – 1 million

(J) Tales of Xillia 2 – 500,000

(J) Run for Money Tousouchuu – 520,000

(J) Taiko Drum Master: The Little Dragon and the Mysterious Orb – 470,000


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.