What Were Namco Bandai’s Most Popular Licenses This Past Year?

Namco Bandai had an interesting second quarter. While the company’s arcade games business saw an increase over the previous year, their game software business took a dive. Overall, net sales and earnings were up, however.

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In terms of sales broken up by platform, the Nintendo DS led the way with the most number of game releases and sales for Namco Bandai. The PSP followed with half the number of titles (and sales). Here’s a look at sales across all consoles:


Namco Bandai also have some rather lucrative character licenses that they make full use of, including Gundam, Dragon Ball and others. Here’s a look at which ones were the most lucrative for the first half of their ongoing fiscal year:


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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.