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Com2uS posts rising global revenues, looks to grow overseas

Com2uS
Korean Com2uS released second quarter sales results today of 20.3 billion KRW, with a record of 2 billion KRW in operating profits, up 69.1 per cent year on year. In Korea, the company's games for Kakao including War Heroes, Tiny Fang and Little Legends...

Nexon posts record sales, beats forecasts

Nexon
Nexon, with headquarters in Japan, reported record earnings for the second quarter of 36.624 billion JPY, up 60 per cent from last year. The company's operating profits also rose 21 per cent year on year to 13.425 billion JPY. According to Nexon, Dungeon & Fighter...

Gamania earnings top record, PSO 2 for 2014

Gamania
Taiwanese developer and publisher Gamania reported first half revenues of NT$4.021 billion, an increase of 10 per cent year on year and a half year record high. The company also announced plans to release an animated version of the hit game Crayon Online as...

Nexon Connect game messaging app adds iOS in Japan

Nexon
Nexon has announced the upcoming Japanese iOS version of its Nexon Connect messaging app. The game-only chat app is already available for PC web browsers and Android smartphones in Japan. The Nexon Connect messaging app allows users to chat and send mails to each other's...

Line’s earnings up 45.3 per cent, users top 200 million worldwide

Line
NHN Japan, a subsidary of Korean online game operator NHN Corporation, announced first financial quarter revenues for the company's Line mobile messaging service of 12.8 billion JPY, up 45.3 per cent from the previous quarter. Line recently reported that users of the company's smartphone app...

Korean Netmarble reports record profits, plans overseas expansion

Netmarble
CJ Corporation, the parent of Korean F2P game developer and publisher Netmarble, reported second quarter mobile game, music and film earnings grew 18 per cent year on year to 3,917 billion KRW, with record operating profits of 19.3 billion KRW. Besides film distribution in China,...

DeNA earnings up 10 per cent to 52.2 billion JPY

DeNA
Japanese mobile gaming and ecommerce platform DeNA reported first quarter results of JPY 52.2 billion JPY (US$532 million), up 10 percent year on year. The company's operating profit for the period came in at 17 billion JPY (US$173 million). Earnings from DeNA's social gaming platform...

Namco Bandai’s quarter mixed, game earnings stable

Namco Bandai
Namco Bandai released their first quarter results recording sales of 105.8 billion JPY, down 2.6 per cent year on year, with quarterly operating profits down 17.4 per cent at 13.3 billion JPY. Game revenues were up slightly to 57 billion JPY, though operating profit declined...

Giant Interactive’s revenues up 11.3 per cent

Giant Interactive
Chinese game developer and publisher Giant Interactive announced second quarter revenues of 588.1 million RMB (US$95.8 million), an increase of 2.7 per cent from the previous quarter and a rise of 11.3 per cent year on year. The company's net profit for the period...

Marvelous AQL reports strong sales, revises forcasts up

Marvelous AQL
Japanese game and anime producer Marvelous AQL reported first quarter revenues of 4.4 billion JPY, up 46.2 per cent year on year. The company also revised its operating profit forecast up 30 per cent for the first half. Japanese sales of Valhalla Knights 3 for...

Mobile and web games in Asia lift Square Enix’ results

SQEX
Square Enix today reported a first quarter deficit of 493 million JPY (circa US$5 million), a year on year improvement from losses of 2.01 billion JPY (circa US$21 million) recorded last year. The company confirmed no new major releases for the fiscal period, but...

GREE closing Tellit mobile messaging service

Tellit
GREE has notified Tellit users to announce plans to close the service at the start of September. "We launched Tellit last year in an effort to make it easy for people to connect with their friends and share interesting content with each other," said the...

China’s Yodo1 partners with BonusXP to release Cavemania

Cavemania
Chinese mobile game publisher Yodo1 revealed today that the company has partnered with US developer BonusXP to distribute Cavemania worldwide this fall. The Texas-based mobile game studio has also produced Age of Empires and Halo Wars titles. As reported earlier, Yodo1 recently acquired US$5 million...

Sega among companies bidding in auction for Atlus assets

Atlus
Circa 200 billion JPY in auction bids filed with the Tokyo District Court last week included Sega Sammy among the 20 companies looking to purchase the assets of Index, bankrupt parent of Atlus. As reported earlier, Index is seeking 15 billion JPY (US$148.7 million),...

Asiasoft to host Chaos Online SEA tournament

Chaos Online
Thai publisher Asiasoft has announced a Chaos Online regional championship, to run from August to December this year. The tournament will be open to players from Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines, and will feature a US$10,000 prize pool. Qualifier rounds for each...

Konami’s sales and profits decline in a quiet period

Konami
With no major releases in the first financial quarter, Konami reported revenues for the period of 45.6 million JPY, down 7.2 per cent year on year, and operating profits of 1.5 million JPY, down 72.2 per cent from the same quarter last year. The report...

Shanda Games announces acquisitions valued at US$811.5M

Shanda Games
Leading Chinese game developer and publisher Shanda Games has announced an agreement to acquire affiliates Shanghai Shengzhan Networking Technology and Tianjin Shengjing from parent Shanda Interactive Entertainment in a transaction valued at US$811.5 million. Shanda Games currently pays service fees to both companies for user...

Messaging app GupShup adds nine local languages in India

GupShup
GupShup has announced the roll out of nine Indian languages for users of the company's mobile messaging app in India: Hindi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Marathi, Punjabi, Malayalam, Tamil and Telugu. The app has previously only supported English. GupShup's localisation of the platform for non-English speakers...

China’s Internet user base reaches 591M

CNNIC
The China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) announced in a report this week that internet users in China grew to 591 million as of the end of June 2013, up 26.56 million from the end of 2012. Internet penetration has also reached 44.1 per...

New VN Internet regulations from September

VN Internet, MIC official
Vietnam's Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC) has announced new Internet, social networking and gaming regulations covering online management, licensing and copyrights in the country. The new laws go into effect in September. Some critics have labelled the new Vietnamese regulations as a threat to...