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Bandai Namco: Dragon Ball Franchise Outperforms Gundam This Year

posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Bandai Namco lists earnings on top franchises

Bandai Namco Holdings released on Tuesday its financial balance sheet for the second quarter of the current fiscal year ending on March 31, 2018. The report included a breakdown of the overall sales for Bandai Namco's franchises, showing that Bandai Namco's Dragon Ball IP outperformed its Mobile Suit Gundam IP in terms of overall sales for the first half of the fiscal year (April 4 to September 30). The full list is as follows:

Bandai Namco predicts that Dragon Ball will earn 75.7 billion yen and Mobile Suit Gundam will earn 70.9 billion yen total for the full fiscal year.

For the same period last year, Mobile Suit Gundam sold 36.2 billion yen compared to Dragon Ball's 19.8 billion yen. Mobile Suit Gundam also outperformed Dragon Ball by 21% for the full fiscal year.

In terms of domestic toy and hobby sales alone, both Mobile Suit Gundam and Kamen Rider topped Dragon Ball this year and last year. The results for domestic toy and hobby sales for the first half of the fiscal year are as follows:

  • Mobile Suit Gundam: 11 billion yen
  • Kamen Rider: 9.4 billion yen
  • Dragon Ball: 5.9 billion yen
  • Super Sentai/Power Rangers: 4.9 billion yen
  • Anpanman: 4.7 billion yen
  • Precure: 3.8 billion yen
  • Yo-kai Watch: 2.0 billion yen
  • Ultraman: 2.2 billion yen
  • One Piece: 1.8 billion yen
  • Pokémon: 2.2 billion yen

Bandai Namco Entertainment released Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 for Nintendo Switch in Japan on September 7 and in the Americas and Europe on September 22. The Dragon Ball Heroes: Ultimate Mission X game shipped in Japan on April 27. The total and the earnings forecast also includes revenue from the Dragon Ball Z: Dokkan Battle smartphone game.

Bandai Namco Entertainment's Gundam Versus PlayStation 4 game shipped in Japan in July and in the Americas, Europe, and Southeast Asia in September.

Source: Social Game Info via Yaraon!

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