Tecmo serves up midterm report

The company Team Ninja calls home announces business strategy for the coming semester; DOAX2 premium content and Wii Virtual Console support planned.

It's the season for midterm account settlements, and Tecmo's Japanese headquarters have posted a financial summary for the first half of the fiscal year. The report offers a summary of the company's vital statistics and gives some details about where Tecmo will direct its efforts over the remainder of the year.

Tecmo's overall performance for the first half of 2006 was strong. Gross sales grew 17.2 percent compared with the first semester last year, totaling 4.677 billion yen, the equivalent of $39.84 million. Ordinary profit was 671 million yen, approximately $5.71 million, and midterm profits were on the order of 461 million yen, or $3.9 million. Net profits on Tecmo stocks earned shareholders 18.55 yen--about 15 cents--per share for the semester. Shipments of Tecmo software totaled 380,000 units for the semester. In addition, some 50,000 pachinko and slot machines were shipped out to help feed Japan's gambling cravings. Other endeavors undertaken by Tecmo are mobile-phone content distribution and sales of usage rights for online games.

Regarding strategy for the rest of the year, Tecmo will release 13 games for next-generation consoles. Microsoft's Xbox 360 will be getting volleyball, Team Ninja style, with Dead or Alive Xtreme 2. It will launch in the Japanese, North American, and European markets in time for the Christmas season. Several in-game items for DOAX2 will also be sold through Xbox Live. Another sports game, called Swing Golf Pangya (working title), is slated for the Nintendo Wii, but little is known about the game. Tecmo will also support the Wii's Virtual Console, but it did not mention any specific games in its report.

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71 comments
vgmkyle
vgmkyle

Its not Ninja Gaiden 2 you morons.

_Sam_
_Sam_

haven't played those games

adroitone
adroitone

I wonder if many of you realize that Ninja Gaiden 2 came out already. the Ninja Gaiden that came out on the Xbox was Ninja Gaiden 4 and the next version would be part 5. Anyway, I'm downloading all the Ninja Gaiden on the VC and of course Tecmo Super Bowl. They are guarenteed to be up there. I'll down Rygar later since I never played that game. Hopefully, the VC will go beyond the 64 bit days and allow downloading for current gen games (since there are options for the Wii to support a hard drive). In that case, I would love to see all the DOA's that has came out on those consoles.

Autolycus
Autolycus

tecmo super bowl will save the day!

STARS_Splinter
STARS_Splinter

premium content for DOAX2? I shudder to think what form that might take ;-p

thakingrocka
thakingrocka

man, this is such a waste. the first volleyball was terrible. i still play beach spikers on gc and super spike v'ball on emulator. doax was garbage. they need to get to work on a new ninja gaiden. now that was quality. as for the rest of tecmo, another fatal frame is always welcome. how about tecmo bowl for xbla?

JLCrogue
JLCrogue

DOAX2 is coming out that soon, ooh, I can't wait!!

Slash_out
Slash_out

I was wondering why does people call the Wii "the virtual console"? I have seen it quite some time, and at the begining I didn't understand which console it was refering to...

vaejas
vaejas

Yay Pachinko! (^_^)

Riverwolf007
Riverwolf007

Since everyone will be too embarrassed to purchase DOAX2 at their local retailer, but really you all want it in your collection, i'm going to buy all of them and stand outside the mall so you wont have to let anyone know you are getting it. I'll be the guy in the shades and the nondescript trenchcoat.

miggidy24
miggidy24

*Slaveways* "no PS3 love?" You guys will get GOW3, another great game in my opinion. And drangel_jam, I agree, Itagaki can take his sweet time with NG2. Originally, he was supposed to start on another action game after finishing DOAX2, Code Cronus was the game I believe. But recently he hinted on starting on NG2 instead. I'm not complaining at all since the game will probably take a good two years to develope. Itagaki and Team Ninja take pride in their games, I'm sure they'll push the X360 to its limits with NG2. I can't wait....

BuzzLiteBeer
BuzzLiteBeer

what in-game item could possibly be tempting enough for a player to buy with real dough? This Im quite curious about.

gamer_10001
gamer_10001

Like drangel_jam said, they need to get more experience to make Ninja Gaiden 2 as perfect as possible.

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

Thank you. Do not give us Ninja Gaiden 2 yet. Get more expirience out of the new gen systems. And take your time to make Ninja Gaiden 2 on the best engine possible (even if it's an altered Unreal 3). Yes, I can wait. I want Ninja Gaiden 2 to be as big as the first one was. I want it to be a step as big as the one Resident Evil 4 was compared to its closest predecessor. I want it to be as big as Halo 3. (In terms of quality, or better...) Take your time Tecmo, and please, DOA4 desperately needs some updates. Costumes, scenario alterations (day/night/snow/rain/etc...), modes (custom matches that don't punish players' scores), etc...

xavier14
xavier14

doax2 is going 2 be mines i love team ninjas work they are brillant ppl

jwmakoto
jwmakoto

I'll add my vote for announcing Ninja Gaiden 2 to all of the above...

jpfondeur
jpfondeur

YAY ! Next gen bouncing boobies ! ^__^

chaduma
chaduma

I'm keeping my fingers crossed that XBLA or Wii VC [I plan on getting a Wii] gets the Original Ninja Gaidens, the orginal NG from the Arcade, and/or Tecmo Super Bowl. Please Oh PLEASE let them hear my plea for this MUST HAVE classics!!!

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I wonder what classics they will bring out for the virtual console part. I can't wait to see what kind of games I will be able to download.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

look forward to DOAX2. A shame no downloads available for DOA4.

sasuke55
sasuke55

azzad_champ thats like saying Rockstar wouldn't be nothing with out GTA or Square with out FF series, Konami with DDR or MGS series. Every company has its bread and butter.

Heathcliff
Heathcliff

Old-school Ninja Gaiden and Rygar on their way to Wii. Those two have to be on the virtual console.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

Alright, ninja gaiden on the wii would be fun.

azad_champ
azad_champ

Pfff. Without Team Ninja Tecmo is nothing. Only they have great titles such as Dead or alive and Ninja Gaiden

miggidy24
miggidy24

*drack48* "Here a next gen battle for You Ninja Gadien 2 versus GOW 3" If GOW 3 is just a watered down version of NG2 just like GOW was to NG, then it's NG2 all the way! It's nice to see that Tecmo will be developing for the Wii as well :)

MrPuzzlez
MrPuzzlez

What else was made by Tecmo besides the DOA and Ninja Gaiden series?

Bert7
Bert7

gives us Ninja Gaiden 2 suckers! I need Ninja Gaiden 2, We must have it.!! I want it now.

jaredgood1
jaredgood1

I'd love a new 2d Ninja Gaiden. The Xbox version was a fine game, but a complete bastardization of the franchise.

grigeo2
grigeo2

GIVE US NINJA GAIDEN 2 NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

LexLas
LexLas

To: ftjx, Don't feel bad dude I started the game on normal but I must have died a million times trying to beat the level 5 boss and I don't know what level it put me at but I am now stuck on level 6 and it's super hard. I have read lots of reviews and even the makers themselves said it was a hard game but lots of fun. I know what you mean ftjx.

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Very exciting news to this long-standing Tecmo fan. Can't wait for news on a new Ninja Gaiden. I still need to pick up Dead or Alive 4, as it's now $39.99.