Tales RPG series surpasses 20 million sales

While Bandai Namco reports jump in sales and profits

Bandai Namco has posted a rise in sales and profits for the business year ended March 31, 2019.

Group sales were up 8% year-over-year to ¥732.3 billion ($6.68 billion/£5.13 billion), operating profit rose 12% to ¥84 billion ($767 million/£589 million) and net profit increased 17.1% to ¥63.4 billion ($578.7 million/£444.6 million).

Bandai Namco’s home and network games division accounted for 47% of the company’s overall sales and 57% of its total operating income.

The Japanese publisher sold a total of 27.6 million home video games during the business year. While it didn’t offer a breakdown of individual title sales, major releases during the period included Soulcalibur VI, Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown and Jump Force.

It also announced this week that its Tales series of RPGs has hit 20 million sales worldwide since debuting in 1995 with Tales of Phantasia.

For the current business year ending in March, Bandai Namco is forecasting full-year sales down 1.7% to ¥720 billion, operating profits down 16.7% to ¥70 billion, and net profit down 21.1 to ¥50 billion.

Upcoming Bandai Namco games include Very Little Nightmares for iOS, God Eater 3 for Switch and Code Vein for Xbox One, PS4 and PC.