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  • DeNA, GREE: Japan’s Mobile Social Gaming Giants Report Impressive Financial Numbers

    DeNA, GREE: Japan’s Mobile Social Gaming Giants Report Impressive Financial Numbers

    GREE and Mobage are brand names that don’t ring a bell with too many people (yet) as far as markets like the US or Europe are concerned, but these mobile social gaming platforms are hugely successful in Japan. The Tokyo-based companies behind these homegrown gaming networks, GREE and DeNA, reported some big financial numbers today. DeNA (current market cap: US$6.4 billion) today… Read More

  • DeNA And ngmoco Launch Mobile Social Gaming Platform Mobage Worldwide

    DeNA And ngmoco Launch Mobile Social Gaming Platform Mobage Worldwide

    Is the world ready for the mobile social gaming revolution? Tokyo-based DeNA, the company that makes $1.3 billion a year just by offering mobile games to Japanese cell phone users and acquired ngmoco for $400 million in December, seems to think so. DeNA/ngmoco released an English (and Chinese) version of Mobage, its super-successful Japanese mobile social gaming platform on Android yesterday. Read More

  • Hit Video Game Professor Layton To Go Social On Mobage This Year

    Konami, Sega, Hudson, Capcom: virtually every Japanese video game maker these days is producing social games, too. The newest company jumping on the bandwagon is Level-5 whose mega hit series Professor Layton will be turned into a (mobile) social game in Japan in the fall this year. “Professor Layton Royale” will become available on Mobage, a popular mobile social gaming… Read More

  • "Michael's King Of Pop": Michael Jackson Stars In New Japanese Mobile Social Game

    Michael Jackson may have passed away two years ago, but he has always been especially big in Japan. So big, in fact, that he now gets his own social game. Dubbed “Michael’s King Of Pop” [JP], the title is exclusively available on Japanese mobile social gaming platform Mobage. The goal of the game is to make Michael Jackson the No. 1 entertainer on the planet. Players… Read More

  • Japanese Social Mobile Games Company DeNA On Track To Top $1 Billion In Revenue

    The Japanese gaming company DeNA, which is traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, reported robust first quarter earnings today. For the fiscal first quarter, DeNA’s revenues reached $279 million, up 175% compared to the same quarter last year. Its operating profits increased by 282% to about $138 million over the first quarter of 2009 (according to the company’s own currency… Read More