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Namco game sales increase in Q1, income on the rise


Namco Bandai has released the financial results (PDF) for the first quarter of its fiscal 2012, which ended June 30. Worldwide game sales – accounting for a total of eleven new titles – rose to 3.38 million units, up from 3.15 million units during the same period last year. With the help of growing arcade machine and amusement facility business, Namco's net income reached ¥3.25 billion ($42.1 million), a big improvement over last year's ¥1.64 billion ($21.3 million) loss.

The 3DS proved to be a top performer for the company, with its four titles for the new handheld moving a combined 622,000 units. In particular, 3DS titles One Piece: Unlimited Cruise SP and Tales of the Abyss sold 170,000 and 150,000 copies, respectively. Meanwhile, the US release of Ridge Racer 3D moved 90,000 copies. Get a full breakdown at the Source link.

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