Posts Tagged: Japan


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Pokemon World Championships conclude with 6 champions crowned

The 10th edition of Pokemon’s biggest event, the world championships, concluded over the weekend in Vancouver, Canada, as six world champi...

  • August 13, 2013
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Indonesian game Ramen Chain is a hit in Asia with delicious gameplay

A few days ago we wrote about Fun Toilet Games: Panda Adventures from Indonesian game studio Touchten. But another fun game from TouchTen ca...

  • August 9, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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DeNA Posts $532 Million Revenue In Newest Quarterly Report

DeNA posts its first quarter earnings for 2013 and it's hit over $500 million in revenue once again.

  • August 8, 2013
  • at 3:43 pm
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EA Japan Shows First Trailer For Tetris Monsters, Due To Hit iOS This Summer (VIDEO)

EA Japan is currently developing Tetris Monsters, a puzzle/RPG hybrid that’s scheduled to hit iOS this summer. The game hasn’t been anno...

  • August 6, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE and Yahoo Japan launch Driland HTML5 game

Joint-Venture Between GREE And Yahoo Japan Releases First Game

The joint venture that GREE (TYO:3632) and Yahoo Japan established back in February this year – called GxYz – has released its first gam...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 2:00 pm
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GREE pulls plug on Tellit, its competitor for WeChat, Line

Japanese mobile social gaming company GREE has decided to kill Tellit, its own attempt at a mobile chat app. Launched a year ago, the app wa...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 3:04 pm
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Nintendo Reports Grim New Sales Figures, Only 160,000 Wii U Consoles Sold Last Quarter

Nintendo’s (TYO:7974) latest financial report is out, replete with some grim statistics on gaming console sales. According to Nintendo’s...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 5:48 pm
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Thailand’s BentoWeb Plans to Expand F-Commerce Platform Across Asia

A Bangkok based all-in-one e-commerce service startup, BentoWeb offers a ready-made online store that helps customers accept orders and paym...

  • July 29, 2013
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Messaging App War: WeChat and Line are Leaving KakaoTalk Behind; WhatsApp Should be Worried

This month we received word from messaging apps KakaoTalk and Line that they have reached ever increasing user-base milestones. The messagin...

  • July 25, 2013
  • at 8:00 pm
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Japan's market for mobile gaming and content in 2012

Japan’s market for mobile content worth $8.8 billion in 2012, games bring in $5.1 billion

Japan’s Mobile Content Forum (MCF) has issued a new report that includes a number of interesting statistics on this country’s mobile ind...

  • August 13, 2013
  • at 3:49 pm
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Isayama’s “Attack On Titan” Announced For The 3DS

Fans of the critically acclaimed Attack on Titan series will be thrilled to hear that their beloved franchise is heading to the Nintendo 3DS...

  • August 8, 2013
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Line Reveals Latest Financial Figures, 53% Of Revenue From In-Game Purchases

Popular messaging app Line was spun off as a subsidiary of NHN (KRX:035420) earlier this year, which means we’re going to get quarterly fi...

  • August 8, 2013
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Chinese selfie photo app BeautyPlus edits your face: Enlarge eyes, look slimmer

Design a photo app from the ground up to cater to Asian girls, and you’d probably get BeautyPlus. Dressed up in pink motifs, French la...

  • August 5, 2013
  • at 6:41 pm
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GREE messenger Tellit shuts down

GREE Tells TellIt to Shut It, Gives Up on Building a Messaging App

Earlier this year, Japanese social gaming giant GREE (TYO:3632) got a rocket up its butt from the huge success of apps like Line (which also...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 3:08 pm
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Document: NSA’s XKeyscore surveillance program has servers in Southeast Asia, Japan, China

The Guardian has disclosed a new secret document from the United States’ National Security Agency revealing information about a progra...

  • August 1, 2013
  • at 12:32 pm
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Line Hunts Down Path As ‘Line Band’ App Surpasses 15 Million Downloads

Remember Line Band, the extended social network for users of the smash-hit messaging app Line? Today NHN Japan has revealed that Line Band h...

  • July 31, 2013
  • at 1:30 pm
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Japan Fotofig makes 3D printed fugures of people

Honey, I Shrunk The Kids With This 3D Printing Service

3D printing is not yet an everyday mundanity, so there are many ways in which it’s still a great novelty. Japanese startup Fotofig has rec...

  • July 26, 2013
  • at 11:30 am
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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
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