Namco Bandai 2006 profits up thanks to million-sellers Tekken: Dark Resurrection and Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2

Tekken: Dark Resurrection for PSPEarlier this month Namco Bandai Holdings announced details of the company’s full year 2006 results (that’s between April 2006 till March 2007), which showed net profits growth of 71% to 24.2 billion Yen ($201.9 million), despite net sales growth of less than 2%, and slower than expected PlayStation 3 sales.

Dragonball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 2 for PS2The company’s bestselling game of the year was Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 2 on PlayStation 2 (and Nintendo Wii?), with 1.2 million units sold. This was followed by Tekken: Dark Resurrection on PSP (and PlayStation 3?) with 1 million units sold and Tamagotchi: Corner Shop 2 on Nintendo DS with 900,000 units sold.

Not including localized titles, Namco Bandai sold: 63 different games on the PlayStation 2 during the financial year, together with 6 PlayStation 3 titles, 7 Xbox 360 games, 5 Nintendo Wii games, 50 PSP titles and 42 Nintendo DS titles. — Via Gamasutra