Top 10 in Sales - Namco-Bandai Games - News

by William D'Angelo , posted on 09 July 2012 / 12,585 Views

Welcome to the ‘Top 10’ weekly feature. Each week we will be taking a look at the top 10 selling games in a particular genre, platform, most recent month, even sprinkling in the top 10 selling games from a past year. All sales specified will be worldwide, unless stated otherwise.

This week we will be looking at the top 10 bestselling games published by Namco-Bandai. Last week we looked at the top 10 selling games published by Konami  and the week before that the top 10 selling games published by Take-Two. If there is a particular top 10 you want to see leave a comment and it may be featured in a future top 10.

Top 10 Selling Namco-Bandai Games

Looking at the top 10 bestselling games published by Namco-Bandai, nine of the 10 games are on a Sony platform, with the other game on a Nintendo platform. Six of the games are for the PlayStation, three are for the PlayStation 2 and one is for the Gameboy Advance. Six of the top 10 selling games are for the Tekken franchise, four are for the PlayStation and two are for the PlayStation 2. The other four games are for the Namco Museum lineup of games, which are compilation games of mostly the companies 1980s and 1990s arcade games.

The top 10 games sold a combined 43.61 million units. The six PlayStation games sold a combined 28.08 million units, or 64.4 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The six games averaged 4.68 million units sold each.  The three PlayStation 2 games sold a combined 11.29 million units, or 25.9 percent of the total games sold in the top 10. The three games averaged 3.76 million units sold each. The one Gameboy Advance game sold 4.24 million units, or 9.7 percent of the total games sold in the top 10.

Top 10 Selling Namco-Bandai Games

Taking a look at the top 10 bestselling Namco-Bandai games it is easy to see that the Tekken franchise peaked with the released of Tekken 3 for the PlayStation.  The six Tekken games in the top 10 sold a combined 27.50 million units. The four Namco Museum games sold a combined 16.11 million units.

As a quick note the Tekken franchise has sold 35.22 million units to date. The first three Tekken games were released on the PlayStation and sold a combined 16.15 million units, or an average of 5.38 million each on average. There were also three games in the franchise released for the PlayStation 2 and sold a combined 11.36 million, or 3.79 million each on average. Tekken 6 for the PlayStation 3, PSP and Xbox 360 sold a combined 3.77 million units. The Tekken franchise is still a three million seller for main numbered releases.

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10 Comments

S.Peelman (on 09 July 2012)

Come on!! Why aren't people buying SoulCalibur over Tekken? SoulCalibur is so much better. Otherwise, pretty boring list. Nearly all Tekken and nearly all sold the same...


Kresnik (on 09 July 2012)

Well, I thought we'd have at least seen one Ridge Racer game in there. Looking at them now, 2 million for R4, seems like every single Tekken game has been bigger than RR. These lists have been quite interesting to see how all the big publishers typically rely on 1 'huge' franchise.


naruball (on 10 July 2012)

Kind of strange seeing a game like Tekken 3 that defined a gaming generation with less sales than Zumba Fitness or Just Dance.


cusman (on 09 July 2012)

Nothing in the top ten from X360, PS3, Wii, or DS. Will they finally have new entrants in the stop selling space next gen?


thewastedyouth (on 10 July 2012)

LOL not a single top game is BANDAI. they make pretty bad games


kumagawa (on 10 July 2012)

Top 10 in sales requests Tecmo Koei THQ Atari Capcom Square Enix Valve ZeniMax Media


kumagawa (on 10 July 2012)

Top 10 in sales requests Tecmo Koei, THQ, Atari, Capcom, Square Enix, Valve and ZeniMax Media


Araknie (on 10 July 2012)

This can't be real, i know the sales of some Tales of games and vgchartz undertracks them like they are not important. Come on!


SnakeDrake (on 09 July 2012)

Damn from Tekken 3 to Tekken 4 the sales had a massive drop. Still the most popular 3D fighting game.


Bristow9091 (on 09 July 2012)

Umm... I'm pretty sure, as in 110% sure, that Tekken Tag Tournament was a PS2 game... infact, I'm looking at the game RIGHT NOW... dafuq? -.-"


MasterVG71782 (on 09 July 2012)

Tekken Tag Tournament is a PS2 game. There were only 3 Tekken games on PS1; Tekken 1, Tekken 2 and Tekken 3.


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