Namco Bandai has revealed its financials report for the fiscal year and sales are up 4.2%, with Dark Souls II moving over one million units just on the Xbox 360 and PS3.
Publisher Namco Bandai has revealed its financial earnings report for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014, where the publisher declared a profit of 25 billion yen profit (approximately $245 million). Most notable and the biggest moneymaker for the company was From Software’s Dark Souls II, which the publisher has revealed has now shipped 1.2 million units to date in North America and Europe — and this is just counting the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions.
As for Namco’s other games, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z has shipped 620,000 units, PS Vita title God Eater 2 has moved 700,000 copies in Japan, PS3 fighting game Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle shifted 550,000 in Japan, and 3DS title Disney Magic Castle My Happy Life shipped 500,000 units, again in Japan. Overall Namco Bandai generated 507 billion yen, with the aforementioned 2.9 billion yen profit. Sales were up 4.2% compared to the previous year, but profit was down at 22.6%
If you’ve yet to play the action-RPG,The Escapist’s review of Dark Souls II rates it almost full marks and calls it “the best RPG released this year.” You can also check out the different ways you can die in the game, which is oddly enough, one of the game’s selling points.