Naruto Series Has 10 Million Reasons to Smile

January 13, 2012Written by Cameron Teague

Namco Bandai has announced that games in the CyberConnect2-developed Naruto series, based on the very popular anime and manga of the same name, have surpassed 10 million copies shipped worldwide.  The series started in 2003 and spans 15 titles, with the copies shipped per region coming out to 1.9 million in Japan, 4.3 million in North America, and 3.8 million in Europe.

Yusuke Sasaki, Producer at Namco Bandai Games had the following to say about this great achievement.

We’re very glad and proud to have achieved 10 million units worldwide on the Narutofranchise, and we promise you that we will keep working very hard on this important franchise to carry on exciting all the fans around the world. Thanks again for all of your support, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Paris Manga event. I wish you all the best for 2012!!

The latest in this series is Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, which is set to launch on March 13th for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360.  Namco Bandai has released new screenshots of the game, which you can view below.