China's Regulators Halt Approval of New Games

Amidst an ongoing government shake up, China's content regulators have inadvertently put the approval of new games on indefinite hold until further notice. Home to what is the biggest market in the gaming industry, China's freeze on new games is not only affecting local industry players, but causing headaches for overseas publishers as well. While there has been no official [...]

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Mobile Strategy Game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire Earns More Than Every Square Enix MMO Combined

The mobile strategy game Final Fantasy XV: A New Empire earned a whopping $380 million so far since its release 13 months ago, significantly out earning every single Square Enix MMO combined. Final Fantasy XIV, Final Fantasy XI, and Dragon Quest X earn about $280 million a year combined according to Square Enix's publicly disclosed earnings reports. A New Empire [...]

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Lineage 2: Revolution Has Made $1.3 Billion - Mostly From Korea, Only 3% Comes from North America

Lineage 2: Revolution, the mobile MMORPG based on the Lineage franchise, earned over $1.3 billion in global spending since its Dec 2016 launch according to mobile analytics firm Sensor Tower. Remarkably, despite heavy advertising, the game only earned a bit under 3% of its global revenues from the U.S. (about $30 million). 57% came from South Korea and 26% came [...]

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Lords Mobile Makes $50 Million Per Month

Here's another reminder that mobile games are big business - In IGG's annual report published earlier this year they revealed that Lords Mobile is now making about $50 million per month in revenue worldwide (and still growing). That's a staggering sum of money for a single mobile game. Especially one that's so similar in core gameplay to dozens of other [...]

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MapleStory M Officially Launches Today

The mobile version of MapleStory, titled MapleStory M, officially launched today in 140 countries across the globe. While the game was playable for some time in the West, it was only available as a soft launch until now. To celebrate the occasion, players who log in over the next 14 days get a special in game item every day until [...]

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