While some companies are posting losses as they do their yearly financial reports, Bandai Namco Holdings has revealed increases in net sales and gross profit, citing Dark Souls 2 as a strong contributor.
The company saw a 16 percent increase in gross profits and a 104 percent increase in net sales. Net income decreased by 23 percent, however.
Dark Souls 2 shipped 1.2 million copies in the United States and Europe between its March 11 release date and the end of March. As Game Informer notes, the first Dark Souls took almost six months to reach the same number. The next highest seller in those territories was Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, with just less than half – 620,000 sold. In Japan, God Eater 2 on PSP and Vita did slightly better at 700,000 copies shipped.
This shows just what an important part of the company’s game division Dark Souls has been. The recent acquisition of developer From Software by Kadokawa has fans worried about the future of the series, but numbers like those should ensure we get all we can eat.