The Wii proves to be a successful platform for Namco Bandai, despite the company's major losses.
In the third quarter earnings report in which they announced massive losses despite strong software sales, Namco Bandai has confirmed that Wii games proved to be successful for them. The company sold 3,765,000 units across nine Wii software releases for the first nine months of 2009.
According to their top ten best sellers list, the most successful titles were their Ben 10 series of games, with Alien Force selling over 800,000 units across many platforms including Wii and DS. Active Life: Extreme Challenge sold 460,000 units, while the Japan-exclusive Wii title Taiko Drum Master 2 sold 380,000 copies.
The full list is as follows:
- Ben 10 Alien Force (Wii/PS2/PSP/DS, 870,000)
- Ben 10 Protector of The Earth (Wii/PS2/PSP/DS, 540,000)
- Tales of Vesperia (PS3/X360, 490,000)
- Active Life: Extreme Challenge (Wii, 460,000)
- Ben 10 Alien Force 2 (X360/Wii/PS2/PSP/DS, 430,000)
- Afro Samurai (PS3/Xbox360, 420,000)
- Mobile Suit Gundam Gundam vs. Gundam (PSP, 410,000)
- TEKKEN 6 (PS3/Xbox360, 400,000)
- Taiko Drum Master 2 (Wii, 380,000)
- SD Gundam G Generation Wars (PS2/360, 370,000)
Japanese sales made up the bulk of Namco Bandai's overall worldwide sales, with 65 titles selling over 6 million units.