Tecmo Koei To Focus On More Collaborations With Other Developers


Tecmo Koei released their earnings report for the fiscal year ended March 31st, 2012 this week. The company reported a strong performance for the year with revenues of 35.5 billion yen ($443.8 million) and a profit of 4.6 billion yen ($57.5 million), up nearly 70% from the previous year.


Tecmo Koei also provided figures for one of their key titles—Ninja Gaiden 3, which has shipped 630,000 copies worldwide. Meanwhile Samurai Warriors 3: Empires, Warriors Orochi 3, and Winning Post 7 2011 all performed strongly in Japan. Tecmo also mention that sales of Dynasty Warriors Next for the Vita were strong in Asia.


Moving forward, Tecmo Koei’s plan is to collaborate with other developers. They mention Pokémon Conquest (Nintendo) and One Piece: Pirate Warriors (Namco Bandai) as existing examples of such collaborations.

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.