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Nintendo extends mobile presence with Super Mario for iPhoneSeptember 08, 2016Nintendo unveiled Super Mario Run, its first full mobile game using its own IP, alongside the launch of Apple’s latest iPhone and Apple Watch devices. Available as a paid download, the app is already featured in Apple’s App Store where interested users can sign up to be notified when the title is launched. Super Mario Run features Nintendo’s best known character in an endless runner game with three modes including: simple courses; a rally challenge mode; and a “create your own kingdom” area. At the same event, Nintendo partner Niantic announced that it will bring its hugely popular Pokemon Go title to the Apple Watch.
Early success for Pokémon Go demonstrates the power of brand on mobileJuly 11, 2016AR and location-based mobile game Pokémon Go has reached first rank in each of the free and top grossing categories in each of its three launch countries after just five days. This early success demonstrates the potential for other leading console brands to generate significant mobile revenues, especially those that have held back from fully embracing the smartphone market.
Tencent acquires majority Supercell stake in record mobile games dealJune 21, 2016A group led by Chinese internet company Tencent has agreed to acquire an 84 percent stake in Finland-based mobile games developer Supercell for $8.6 billion. The stake, acquired from Japan’s Softbank, values Supercell at $10.2 billion. Following the close of the deal, Tencent expects to hold a voting interest worth 50 percent of the new controlling consortium. Supercell’s existing management will continue to lead the company.
Nintendo and DeNA partner for mobile gamesApril 07, 2015Japanese video games companies Nintendo and DeNA have formed a strategic partnership to develop games for smart devices and plan to build a cross-platform membership service. The deal also involves a capital alliance that sees Nintendo acquire a 10 per cent stake in DeNA for approximately JPY 22bn and DeNA take a 1.24 per cent stake in Nintendo for the same amount.Subscribers Only
Consumers spend $57bn on Digital Games, Movies, and Apps - IHS & App Annie Digital Content ReportFebruary 19, 2014IHS Technology is partnering with app industry analytics specialists App Annie to produce a report analysing trends in the digital games, movies, music, and apps industries globally and in seven key countries: USA, UK, Japan, South Korea, Japan, Russia, France and Germany. Overall digital games, movies, and app spend was up 30% in 2013 reaching $57bn globally.
Softbank & GungHo take $1.5 billion Supercell stake in largest mobile games dealOctober 16, 2013Japanese telecoms operator Softbank and Japanese games developer GungHo OnLine Entertainment have acquired a 51% stake in Finnish mobile-games developer Supercell for $1.53 billion. As part of the deal...
Facebook launches mobile games publishing plansJuly 30, 2013Facebook has officially unveiled its mobile games publishing plans. The social network will provide support for monetisation, advertising, analytics, and cross-platform integration in a pilot scheme aimed at...
Apple's results demonstrate where it has sustainable differentiationApril 23, 2013Apple reported its results first the first calendar quarter of 2013. Operational metrics remains strong while financial performance slipped very slightly.IHS believes Apple has four assets that will deliver sustainable differentiation in the future, notab
Mobile Games H2 2012: GungHo dominates in JapanMarch 22, 2013 Subscribers Only
Gree agrees Singtel deal following quarterly revenue declineNovember 14, 2012Japanese mobile social games operator Gree has signed a deal with leading Singapore-based mobile operator Singtel which will see the carrier provide direct operator billing for Gree's mobile web-based games...
Sony signs new partners for PlayStation MobileAugust 16, 2012Sony Computer Entertainment has announced device-manufacturers ASUS and WikiPad will join HTC as licensees for its forthcoming PlayStation Mobile platform. PlayStation Mobile, to be launched this autumn, is a...
Mobile Games Q1 2012: Smartphone and freemium games fuel growthJune 18, 2012 Subscribers Only
EA regains Western mobile games market leadFebruary 20, 2012 Subscribers Only
DeNA acquires ngmoco for $400mOctober 12, 2010DeNA, owner of leading Japanese games-centric mobile social network Moba-ge-town, has acquired US iOS (iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad) games publisher ngmoco, in a deal worth $400m. The deal, which includes...