You expect us to buy that lame-*$$ argument?
Namco Bandai has been putting out Naruto games for the last decade - and most of them are sub-par, at best. If the folks at Namco put that much time and effort into co-developing a game based on the CCG (a la those ubiquitous Yu-Gi-Oh! video games), we could have a real winner. And you can't tell me Namco has a lack of resources - they've only been making games since Abel whooped Cain at their first game of Pong. XP
And let's not forget Bandai's resources, untapped though they may be. I'm fairly certain the whole Power Rangers thing is two shades shy of dead here in the U.S., so stick that horse in the ground already and move that manpower so's the company will start making money again instead of blowing it on making stupid action figures no one wants to buy. Seriously, I don't think Bandai truly appreciates its real successes, and would rather milk a cash cow long after she's dried up than put her out to pasture in favor of something worth investing in.
Not enough manpower? More like not enough guts.