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Zapak Strengthens China Ties

SEPT. 29, 2015 • Zapak Mobile Games Private Ltd, a division of India’s Reliance Entertainment, has sealed two agreements to pursue several China-related endeavors. The first saw an Rs 989 million ($15 million) investment by Lead Eastern Investment Co., Ltd. based in Datong, China. The 10% stake is part of a joint venture between the […]

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New PS4 Japan Pricing

SEPT. 15, 2015 • Consumers in Japan are getting an official price cut on the PlayStation 4 from ¥39,980 ($332) to ¥34,980 ($290). The new MSRP goes into effect on October 1. Atsushi Morita, the president of Sony Computer Ent. Japan & Asia, made the announcement at Sony’s Tokyo Game Show news conference. Morita said the reason […]

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Kimishima Takes Nintendo Helm

SEPT. 14, 2015 • Tatsumi Kimishima has been chosen to succeed Satoru Iwata, who died last July, as president at Nintendo Co. Ltd. Kimishima has been with the company in numerous positions since 2000, including a stint at the helm of Nintendo of America. Most recently, Kimishima has served as General Manager, Corporate Analysis & […]

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New 3DS NA Arrival

SEPT. 1, 2015 • The New Nintendo 3DS is making its North American debut on September 25. The model was introduced in Japan with the larger screen New 3DS XL last fall in Japan, and later in Europe on February 13. But North America only got the New 3DS XL model at the same time […]

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Nintendo 2DS Now $99

AUG. 20, 2015 • Nintendo of America has reduced the MSRP of its 2DS handheld system from $129 to $99. Despite the lower price the portable is still being bundled with Mario Kart 7. This is the first price break since the Nintendo 2DS was launched two years ago. The system is not marketed in […]

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Monster Strike Revenue Soars

AUG. 19, 2015 • Japan’s social network operator Mixi, Inc. only has one mobile game to its credit, yet Monster Strike has been a revenue bonanza since hitting the market in October 2013. For the first fiscal year quarter ending June 30, the title generated ¥47 billion ($379 million). Although the game has been released […]


Titanfall F2P An Experiment

JULY 31, 2015 • This week Nexon Co., Ltd. announced that it had entered into a development and publishing agreement with Electronic Arts Inc. to create a free-to-play online version of Titanfall for Asia. Nexon will be cooperating with Titanfall’s developer, Respawn Entertainment, in making the new F2P game. Titanfall has sold more than 8 […]

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New PS4 HW Arriving

JUNE 22, 2015 • Less than a week following the close of E3, Sony Computer Ent. is now announcing several new PlayStation 4 models. The first is a 1TB model slated for Europe and other PAL markets (CUH-1116B). This is otherwise the same hardware specification as the current 500GB model in these territories (CUH-1116A). SCEE is […]

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Blade & Soul Comes West

MAY 20, 2015 • Three years after Blade & Soul appeared in South Korea, NCsoft Corp.’s martial arts MMO will migrate to Europe and North America. NCsoft West will operate the title in the new markets. The game has not only been successful within its home market but also phenomenally successful in China since 2013 in […]


Final Fantasy XI Plans

MARCH 19, 2015 • The first multi-platform MMO, Final Fantasy XI, has had a successful run since appearing on the PlayStation 2 and the PC back in 2002. By 2005, the title had passed 500,000 subscribers and later added the Xbox 360 and PS3 (via backward compatibility). Thirteen years into the game’s run, Square Enix […]