Bandai Namco Records Game Revenue Boon During First Nine Months of Fiscal Year 2016
Bandai Namco has presented its third-quarter earnings report for fiscal year 2016, revealing a notable growth in its gaming arm for the period ending December 31, 2015.
Buoyed by strong international sales of The Witcher III: Wild Hunt, Dark Souls II: Scholar of the First Sin and racing sim Project CARS, the company now expects to sell a total of 25.7 million units by the end of the financial year.
Out of Bandai’s key markets, Europe witnessed the biggest spike in sales. In fact, of the 20.7 million units sold through to consumers in the first nine months of fiscal year 2016, 10.5 million were sold in Europe, with the remaining portion accounting for 3.7 million Japanese sales and 6.5 million in the US.
In closing, the report revealed that Bandai Namco’s video game revenue also witnessed a marked spike, rising to 72.9 billion yen ($634.2 million) from 53.6 billion yen ($466.3 million) over the past nine months.