Their last rpg here was Dawn of the new world in late 2008. They deserve loosing money in our continent. Bring us more RPGs and then you'll get our money...
Nintendo's new handheld accounts for publisher's three best-selling games of first fiscal quarter; One Piece, Tales of the Abyss top sellers as Namco pockets $42.1 million.
Nintendo is slashing the price of its new 3DS system later this month due to underwhelming sales, but the handheld hasn't been completely devoid of success stories. Namco Bandai today released its financial results for the April-June quarter, and the company revealed its three best-selling games for the period all came from the 3DS library.
Topping the publisher's list was the anime-inspired One Piece Unlimited Cruise SP, with 170,000 copies sold. The 3DS remake of Tales of the Abyss was the next best performing game for the publisher, selling 150,000 units. Both of those games have yet to be released outside of Japan. The company's third best seller, Ridge Racer 3DS, has been released globally and managed to move 90,000 copies during the quarter.
Those games were just one piece of the publisher's positive earnings report, as nearly all of the publisher's divisions posted improved sales over the same period the year before. Overall revenues were up nearly 108 percent to ¥88.24 billion ($1.1 billion), while the publisher turned its previous first fiscal quarter's loss of ¥1.64 billion ($21.2 million) into a ¥3.25 billion ($42.1) net profit.
In breaking down the publisher's business by geography, it becomes clear how significantly Namco Bandai relies on its Japanese consumer base. The company's Japanese business posted an operating profit of ¥8.29 billion ($107.4 million) for the quarter, compared to operating losses in Europe and the Americas of ¥581 million ($7.5 million) and ¥1.34 billion ($17.4 million), respectively.
how bout some xenosaga episode 4???????? if namco bandai and nintendo joined forces to make monolith as 100% then maybe....
They never release all the good RPGs to America and it pisses me off. I'm about to loose faith in Nintendo and end up a straight PC gamer. But I love Nintendo so I keep trying to give them a chance...
At least Namco Bandai is making a profit off of the 3DS and I hope it's that way when they release ToA stateside so it'll encourage them to keep bringing more "Tales of" games to the West.
Here's a thought - Ultima games for 3DS. X-Com for 3DS. The original Fallout games for 3DS. They seem to focus on remaking only console games when there are a wealth of GREAT old PC games that could be ported to handhelds. Who wants to get rich?
I don't care who develops what for the 3ds, as long as a few more higher level games are made for it. There were TONS of great games for the DS, but I would love to see a few more higher quality ones.
Good for Namco-Bandai. More 3rd-party developers need to jump on the bandwagon and develop some mature games. I get the feeling you won't be seeing a lot of Party-Babyz on the 3DS, Nintendo doesn't want the thing to get the Wii syndrome.
Well one of these games was a port of a last-gen game, one of them heavily used content from previous games in the series and was the only decent racer released for the 3DS at launch, and the other one is probably a quick anime cash-in like most games based off of animes are. Not impressive.
@PartyOnGarth if they were localizing faster it would probably help sales too. I means if you take Tales series peoples are so often tired of waiting that they import the games from japan, Yes they still make the money but because of that it doesn't look well for the US or EU. I'm sure too you have also lot of peoples interested in the game but not interested in waiting 2-3 years before they can play this game in the US or EU and tired of waiting they forget about this game and go play something else etc.
@theJBlounge me right away and probably multiples copies since i would be so happy to see that. \Well as long it isn't only the same game as the ps1 version with 3D effect though.
New game system, same old games. Really hope the price cut and some new creative games using the new tech will save this system. Stop with the re-makes already. Will hold out for upgrade until then. Maybe I'll catch the next price drop
While good news to Namco Bandai, this is an incredibly important step for the 3DS. Nintendo's platforms like the Wii has a reputation where third party games simply can't sell. It's important for Namco Bandai to profit from the 3DS because this will boost the confidence of other 3rd parties to support the system. Especially after that huge list of delayed and cancelled 3DS games.
Oooh they have profits! Yet they're still suing CD Project Red over something childish and they wouldn't be suing them if the game wasn't as successful, greedy m**********.
@daviniel this is the second time they are bringing it over. they already brought it over on the ps2 years ago and as usual they are double dipping with a port with some extra content for the japanese while nothing different for the na version as all the extra content was available in the na ps2 version.
Namco Bandai made money by bringing games based on popular series to the 3DS...... *the following quote is to be read with 10% sarcasm, and 90% "My original intent was not to sound sarcastic until I sad it aloud"* Why don't more companies try this instead of shoveling out crap games?
Reggie and friends need to convince 3rd parties that the 3DS is skewing to the 18+ crowd that grew up on N64/PS1 games. How many of you would buy a 3DS if Square announced a Final Fantasy VII-3D?
I hope that this encourages other companies who are skeptical about developing and publishing games for the 3DS to start making games for it.
With fiscal losses in the US, it's no wonder we get so few Tales games over here. That's unfortunate, I guess not too many people give the games a chance outside of the core RPG crowd. Maybe that's why this generation has been so lacking in that department in general compared to the PSX/2 era which turned out more excellent RPGs than you could play in a lifetime.
W00t! Do it big Namco! ;) You watchin', Capcom? You could stand to take a couple of notes considering how lousy your earnings have been lately....just sayin'.
Personally not a big fan of foreign games,but they are still good.Glad to see some some success with the 3ds,maybe this will encourage other publishers to turn to the 3ds as more than just an interesting eye trick.
I know tales is comeing but I want that One piece game but I know It'll never happen stupid namco you hurt me so oh well two out of three ain't bad.
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