Namco Bandai had the greatest share of software revenues in March. This is the second month in a row at top for the publisher.
According to Enterbrain, via Famitsu.com, Namco Bandai took 36.8% of software revenues for the month, easily beating number two Nintendo and number three Sega.
There's one primary reason for the huge share: One Piece Pirate Musou. The crossover of One Piece and the Dynasty Warriors franchise sold 771,000 units over the month. Namco Bandai also had a PSP adaptation of the popular Mahou Majo Madoka Magica, which sold 79,000 units.
Nintendo's top games for the month were Kid Icarus Uprising with 144,000 sales and Mario & Sonic at London Olympics (3DS) with 105,000 sales.
Idea Factory made it into the top 10 this month, up from last month's 19th place. The publisher was boosted by Amnesia Later, which sold 20,000 units, and Hakuouki Bakumatsu Musouroku, with 19,000 unit sales. Both games have pricey limited editions which performed well.
Here's the monthly revenue share chart covering February 27 through March 25.
- 01. Namco Bandai: 36.8%
- 02. Nintendo: 12.5%
- 03. Sega: 10.0%
- 04. Capcom: 6.9%
- 05. Pokemon: 6.3%
- 06. Konami
- 07. Tecmo Koei Games
- 08. Square Enix
- 09. Sony Computer Entertainment
- 10. Idea Factory