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[Newzoo] Total Consumer Spend 2010 is $24.7bn – Total US wallet down “only” 2% year-on-year

[Newzoo] Total Consumer Spend 2010 is $24.7bn – Total US wallet down “only” 2% year-on-year

Online gaming compensates for drop in console game spending. UK: £3.7bn (-3%), FR: €4.0bn (+13%), GER: €4.9bn (+33%) New national surveys in Russia, China, Spain, Brazil and Mexico. Amsterdam/San Francisco, 20 December  2010 – Data from the free Total Consumer Spend 2010 Report published by games industry market research specialist Newzoo shows how big changes in consumer spending are transforming [...]
HEVA Online beats WOW in Taiwan

HEVA Online beats WOW in Taiwan

It turns out that Heva Online had indeed been looking ahead to a rosy future. (refer to our last post where we were anticipating Heva Online‘s success). In Taiwan, Heva Online has been undergoing OBT since September 24th, and it now ranks number one out of all games, even surpassing World of Warcraft. As of October 20th, Heva Online accumulated 500,000 registered users and PCU of 25,000. In Taiwan’s [...]
Discharging its first gunfire in Latin America – Special Force

Discharging its first gunfire in Latin America – Special Force

Special Force, an FPS developed by Dragonfly is paving its way through the Latin American market after storming through Southeast Asia, North America, and Europe. On September 30th, Dragonfly signed a 3-year contract with Aeria Games to service Special Force in Central and South America, starting with a CBT scheduled for the end of this year. Aeria Games is one of the fastest growing publishers in [...]
Nexon Invests in the Spanish Game Developer

Nexon Invests in the Spanish Game Developer

[Press Release] Nexon Co., Ltd. (“Nexon Japan”, CEO Seung Woo Choi) announced on the Oct. 5 that it invested in the Spanish developer ‘BoomBang Games S.L., acquiring 32 percent of its shares. Established in 2004, BoomBang Games (CEO Luis Oses and Max Bevilacqua) is headquartered in Barcelona, Spain. The developer creates online games designed to appeal to Spanish speaking teenagers [...]
Iris Online beats WoW in Taiwan

Iris Online beats WoW in Taiwan

A cute-style 3D online game developed by Eyasoft, Iris Online, beat WOW in Taiwanese market. According to Taiwanese gaming weblog, Gamer.co.tw, Iris and WOW had been competing with each other for weeks for the first place in the chart and Iris Online succeeded in securing the rank, dropping WoW on its second place this week. It took just about 2 weeks since its beta test began on September 15th by [...]
Dragona enters Philippines market

Dragona enters Philippines market

On September 29th , Hosun Kim, the CEO of Liveplex, announced that Dragona is to enter Philippine game market in early 2011. Dragona is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG featuring 3 races, 6 classes and the unique Dragon Possession system, where players can transform into Dragonoids. Dragona has already been exported to Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the agreement having been signed on September 17th. The [...]
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