Posts Tagged: gungho

Gree is not saying sayonara to games, explains diverse investments

Gree not saying sayonara to games, looks for the ‘next big trend’ with diverse investments (#StartupAsia)

It might seem random to most, but naturally Tanaka has his reasons.

  • September 4, 2014
  • at 1:25 pm
Read More

This new Japanese billionaire wants to nurture the domestic startup ecosystem (#StartupAsia preview)

Puzzles & Dragons developer Gungho chairman and Movida Japan CEO Taizo Son will speak at Startup Asia Tokyo 2014.

  • July 30, 2014
  • at 8:15 pm
Read More
supercell-thumb

Why are there so many acquisitions happening in mobile gaming?

So on the heels of the news about two week ago of Softbank and Gung Ho’s acquisition of Finland’s Supercell, we have news just l...

  • October 28, 2013
  • at 10:28 am
Read More
supercell-thumb

Supercell’s acquistion signals the Asian buying spree to come

The Mobile gaming world has been buzzing lately by the news that Supercell of Finland was acquired by Softbank and GungHo of Japan for $1.5 ...

  • October 16, 2013
  • at 4:08 pm
Read More
tokyo-game-show-Kazuki-Morishita-thumb

GungHo’s CEO Kazuki Morishita talks Puzzle and Dragons at Tokyo Game Show

This article is part of our coverage of TGS 2013. Be sure to keep an eye out for our new gaming-focused site, Games in Asia, coming soon. Ja...

  • September 19, 2013
  • at 12:21 pm
Read More
puzzle dragon

Puzzle & Dragons Maker GungHo Reaches $15 Billion Market Cap, Now Worth More Than Nintendo

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • May 13, 2013
  • at 10:00 pm
Read More
puzzle & dragons gamers

Puzzle & Dragons Now At 12 Million Players in Japan [CHART]

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • April 11, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
Read More
Softbank acquires majority stake Softbank

SoftBank to Take Majority Stake In ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Maker GungHo

With the investment, the telco’s stake in the Puzzle and Dragons game maker increases from 33.6 to 58.5 percent.

  • March 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
Read More
GungHo acquires Grasshopper

Lollipop Chainsaw Developer Acquired by One of Japan’s Top Game Publishers

Gamers might be aware that GungHo Online is one of Japan’s top mobile game publishers – and now GungHo is a bit bigger after acquiri...

  • January 31, 2013
  • at 1:20 pm
Read More

GungHo and Gumi extend their reach – to opposite sides of the globe

The companies behind Puzzle and Dragons and Brave Frontier are looking to attract more Asian and Western gamers.

  • August 22, 2014
  • at 5:14 pm
Read More
puzzle dragon

GungHo sales and profit drop, prompting stock price fall. What’s going on?

GungHo (3765.OS), the company behind Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons, has published its financial report for Q3 (July-S...

  • October 31, 2013
  • at 1:03 pm
Read More
puzzle dragon

Puzzle & Dragons hits 20 million users in Japan, finally launches in UK too

Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle and Dragons now boasts over 20 million registered users in the country, maker GungHo (3765.OS) anno...

  • October 18, 2013
  • at 6:00 pm
Read More
supercell-thumb

Softbank and GungHo have acquired 51% of Supercell for $1.53 billion (Updated)

Update: Included Softbank’s reasons for the transaction below. The news was first tweeted by a Wall Street Journal reporter and then r...

  • October 15, 2013
  • at 6:15 pm
Read More
Puzzle & Dragons Now Has 17 Million Registered Users

Puzzle & Dragons Now At 17 Million Registered Users In Japan, But Growth Has Slowed Down

Dr. Serkan Toto is a gaming expert and independent consultant based in Tokyo. You can follow him on Twitter and his blog. This article is re...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 4:30 pm
Read More
GungHo-Logo

Japan’s GungHo Hits $10 Billion Market Cap

There is no end to GungHo's Puzzle and Dragons hype in Japan, it seems.

  • April 26, 2013
  • at 5:18 pm
Read More
puzzle dragon

Gungho’s ‘Puzzle and Dragons’ Probably Made Up to $86 Million In Sales Last Month

The crazy Puzzle and Dragons boom in Japan continues – and it gets even crazier. Maker GungHo (3765.OS) posted a new financial document...

  • March 27, 2013
  • at 2:05 pm
Read More
Line app monetization

From Line to Puzzles and Dragons, Japan Rocks the World at App Monetization [STATS]

Regular readers will know that Japanese smartphone owners are great for spending money on apps. Now we have new data from AppAnnie, released...

  • March 7, 2013
  • at 9:28 pm
Read More

Japan Overtakes US to Become Top Country for Google Play Revenues

The folks over at App Annie have released a pretty fascinating report that shows some interesting shifts that are happening in the mobile sp...

  • November 30, 2012
  • at 4:40 pm
Read More