Figures from Bandai Namco’s just lately concluded third fiscal quarter (through VGC), show its digital division performing poorly in comparison with the identical interval final yr, with revenue falling by an enormous 96.5%. A press release accompanying the figures defined the dramatic drop-off was on account of an comprehensible incapacity to copy the huge success of Elden Ring, regardless of Armored Core 6 and its Dragon Ball and One Piece video games doing effective.

“Sooner or later,” they stated, “we’ll construct an optimum and well-balanced title portfolio, look at our growth system rigorously, and strengthen growth with an emphasis on high quality.”

In a subsequent Q&A, a spokesperson for Bandai Namco added, “We’ve got additionally determined to discontinue the event of at the very least 5 different titles beneath growth and have recorded a loss on disposal.”

Trying forward, they’re assured that Tekken 8, which offered nicely at launch final month, will proceed to usher in cash. “Tekken 8, which is already on sale, can also be forward of bills for this fiscal yr, however it has been nicely obtained by followers and is anticipated to contribute to repeat gross sales within the subsequent fiscal yr,” they stated. And, in fact, Bandai Namco is not performed milking Elden Ring, although Shadows of the Erdtree is probably going a methods off but. “As for the lineup of titles beneath growth, we’re getting ready large-scale downloadable content material for Elden Ring,” they stated, “and a brand new Dragon Ball game, so please stay up for these titles.”