Company also projects poignant downturn in Yo-kai Watch toy/hobby sales


Bandai Namco Holdings released a third entertain financial news final Tuesday, divulgence that a association and a subsidiaries news a projected guess net sales of 560 billion yen (about US$4.91 billion) for a mercantile year that will finish on Mar 31, that would be a 1% diminution compared to a 2015 mercantile year. The association predicts mercantile year 2016′s handling income during 43 billion yen (about US$377 million), that is a 23.7% diminution compared to 2015, and a repeated income of 45 billion yen (about US$395 million), that is a 24.2% diminution compared to 2015.

Nikkei reports a unemployment in arcade diversion increase as a primary cause in a decrease. During a 9 months from Apr 1 to Dec 31, Bandai Namco Holdings reports that a arcade games difficulty warranted sum sales of 34.5 billion yen (US$303 million), a noted diminution from a 42.5 billion yen (US$373 million) in a same 9 months in mercantile year 2015. Bandai Namco Holdings is raised that a difficulty will acquire sum sales of 52 billion yen (US$456 million) in mercantile year 2016, that would again be a diminution from 2015′s 63.8 billion yen (US$560 million) sum sales and 2014′s 70.9 billion yen (US$622 million) sum sales.

Nikkei reports that a association has purportedly halted a recover and expansion of new arcade machines.

The Yo-kai Watch skill is a company’s top offered skill in a fondle and hobby business, though a association expects Yo-kai Watch fondle and hobby sales to go down, with a foresee of a 30 billion yen (US$263 million) sum sales for a skill in mercantile year 2016, that would trend significantly reduce than a mercantile year 2015 sum sales of 55.2 billion yen (US$484).

In contrast, a association predicts expansion for a Mobile Suit Gundam franchise, both in toys and hobbies, as good as in groupwide combined categories. The association is raised 78.5 billion yen (US$689 million) in Mobile Suit Gundam-related sales for a 2016 mercantile year, that is trending aloft than a property’s mercantile year 2015 sales of 76.7 billion yen (US$673 million).

Sources: Bandai Namco Holidings (Link 2) around Hachima KikĊ


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