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Japanese mobile social gaming giant GREE aims to target West, TheNextWeb

Japanese mobile social gaming giant GREE aims to target West, TheNextWeb | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

The world's largest mobile social gaming company GREE with 965 MUSD in sales last year aims to go big in the west. GREE develops own gaems and is the world's largets publishers of mobile games.

 

 

Korean Studio Paprika Lab was recently aquired with its famous facebook game HeroCity with 150 monthly users. The firm also aquired social studio Funzio for $210 million back in May, and has launched its first development house in San Francisco specially designed to deliver titles to appeal to western audiences.

 

http://venturebeat.com/2012/06/10/gree-e3-naoki-aoyagi-interview/

http://www.gree.co.jp/en/corporate/globalnetwork/

http://comeplay.gree.net/

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Nexon acquires 14.7 percent of NCsoft for $688M, VentureBeat

Nexon acquires 14.7 percent of NCsoft for $688M, VentureBeat | Poker & eGaming News | Scoop.it

Japanese Nexon acquired a 14.7 percent minority stake in Korean online game publisher NCsoft for $688 million. Nexon is now the largest shareholder in NCsoft, which publishes massively multiplayer online games such as Guild Wars 2, Aion, Lineage II, and Wildstar.

 

NCsoft was founded in 1997 and is based in Seoul, Korea. NCsoft generated 608.8 billion KRW in revenue in the fiscal year 2011.

 

Nexon, which pioneered the free-to-play online game business, went public in an initial public offering on the Tokyo Stock Exchange in December, raising $1 billion. Nexon was founded in 1994 and has had more than 1.3 billion players register to play its games. Nexon has published more than 50 online games in 100 countries.

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