Sega Enterprises' stock, which fell to an all-time low in June of this year, has bounced back due to the release of Namco's Soul Calibur for its Dreamcast platform in Japan. The company's stock increased 16 percent (265 yen or US$2.30), to 1,910 yen ($16). Industry watchers have begun claiming that this may be the system's saving grace in Japan.
Namco intends on shipping 300,000 copies of Soul Calibur before the end of its fiscal year in March. Another 200,000 are expected to ship in the years to follow. Soul Calibur was recently rated a perfect score by Japanese magazine Famitsu - a feat only accomplished by one other title in the magazine's history: Zelda 64.