Kotaku - Namco Bandai Locks Down Dragon Ball License For America - Dragon Ball Dragon Ball license leaves Atari, returns to Namco Bandai What both of those articles lack to mention is that DragonBall accounts for just under 50% of all the money Atari makes. Them losing the franchise will likely put them in their death bed. Their license was set to expire in January of 2010. Can't say DragonBall is in the best of hands, especially considering how Bandai Namco treats their other franchises, be it IPs they own, or other licenses. Atari's involvement with the franchise will be missed, because we certainly wouldn't have gotten as many games are we did if it wasn't for them. Be it from games they produced themselves, like the Legacy Of Goku series, to even the ill fated Sagas, or games they clearly pitched money into for development, like the Budokai, and Budokai Tenkaichi series.