Namco Bandai’s Naruto series passed a sales milestone today. The publisher announced the CyberConnect2-developed franchise has shipped 10 million copies worldwide since the launch of the first game in 2003. That’s 1.9 million in Japan/Asia, 4.3 million in North America and 3.8 million in Europe. A total of 15 titles have been published.
“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.
In other Naruto-related news, CyberConnect2 president Hiroshi Matsuyama will run the entire Marathon de Paris in April… wearing a Naruto costume.