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Namco Bandai nine-month net profits rise by 72 percent

Namco Bandai's fruitful fiscal year continued with nine-month net profits of just under ¥28 billion, which converts to around $300 million. That represents year-on-year growth of 71.7 percent, while net revenue rose by 8.4 percent to ¥351 billion, or $3.78 billion. While other companies are slashing their end-of-fiscal-year net profit forecasts, Namco adjusted its forecast up by 6.5 percent to ¥24.5 billion, around $264 million.

In terms of games, 1.35 million worldwide sales of Tekken Tag Tournament 2 contributed a fair amount to those figures. Namco also sold 870,000 copies of Soulcalibur 5 across the nine months, taking its total to a healthy 1.56 million, as well as 660,000 of Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations and 500,000 of Tales of Xillia 2, released exclusively in Japan on PS3 back in November.

Xillia 2 was Namco's second highest-selling game in Japan last year behind One Piece: Pirate Warriors, but we'll likely have to wait a good long while to play it if does get Western localization, given that the original Xillia is only set to arrive here later this year.

This article was originally published on Joystiq.