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Namco Bandai swings to profit as Enslaved hits 730k sales

Tekken 6 was publisher's top seller last year

Namco Bandai posted positive sales results for the financial year ended March 31, with sales up 4.1 percent to £3 billion and a net profit of £14 million.

That's compared to a loss of £226 million in the 12 months prior, during which the company kicked off a major restructuring effort, which included plans to cut 630 jobs.


In its most recent financial year, Namco sold 9.5 million games in Japan, 6.5 million in the US and five million in Europe.

Tekken 6 was the top seller, shifting 1,150,000 units, ahead of Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 and Ben 10: Ultimate Alien, with 1.1 million and 830,000 sales respectively.

Ninja Theory's Enslaved: Odyssey to the West placed fourth with 730,000 sales.

Namco's currently holding a major games showcase in Dubai. This morning it confirmed release dates for Dark Souls and Ace Combat, and announced Soul Calibur V, a "true sequel" in the Soul series set for release on PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2012.