In no small part attributed to the success of the Dark Souls franchise, Namco Bandai report profits of £145 million for the fiscal year, ending on March 31 2014.

Also reported was the 1.2 million copies of Dark Souls 2 shipped around the globe, which helped boast a net revenue of 2.9 billion – £145 million profit.

The 1.2 million copies number does not include PC sales.

Making money, Namco Bandai’s profits were actually down 22.6% compared to last year, but their sales were up by 4.2%.

This comes as major publishers and hardware manufacturers are reporting losses.

Namco Bandai shipped games such as God Eater 2, Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z, Jo Jo’s Bizarre Adventure All Star Battle, and Disney Magic Castle: My Happy Life, including the Dark Souls franchise. Each of these games saw sales of over 500,000 each.

Interestingly, their biggest bread bringer was the Mobile Gundam games, accounting for £464m of the total fiscal amount.

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