Naruto Videogames Ship 10 Million Units Worldwide

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Electronic Theatre ImageNamco Bandai Games has today announced that the Naruto videogame franchise has shipped 10 million copies worldwide since the launch of the first game in 2003. Namco Bandai Games began releasing Naruto videogames in March 2003 and has published a total of 15 titles to date across multiple platforms.

The divide between territories is evident, with Japan/Asia receiving 1.9 million units, North America 4.3 million units, and Europe 3.8 million units. To celebrate the 10 million sales of Naruto videogame in his own inimitable Electronic Theatre Imagestyle, the charismatic president of CyberConnect2, Hiroshi Matsuyama, will run all 26 miles and 385 yards (42.195km) of the Marathon de Paris in France in full Naruto costume on April 15th, 2012, joined by Namco Bandai Games Europe.

“We’re very glad and proud to have achieved 10 million units worldwide on the Naruto franchise, and we promise you that we will keep working very hard on this important franchise to carry on exciting all the fans around the world. Thanks again for all of your support, and I’m really looking forward to seeing you all at the upcoming Paris Manga event. I wish you all the best for 2012!!” said Yusuke Sasaki, Producer at Namco Bandai Games Inc.

The 10 million milestone has been passed as the latest title, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, warms up for its European release on March 30th for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, and Namco Bandai Games prepares for its first ever Naruto videogame world tour. Throughout January and February 2012, fans from Japan, Europe and Asia will be invited to show their skills at a series of dedicated Naruto gaming events. The European event will take place at the Paris Manga & Sci-Fi Show this February 4th and 5th in Paris, France.  Electronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations, and other forthcoming Naruto videogame titles.

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