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Netmarble Breaks into Global Top 5 in Mobile Game Sales in 2018
Expanding Overseas Business with New Games
Netmarble Breaks into Global Top 5 in Mobile Game Sales in 2018
  • By Michael Herh
  • January 23, 2019, 14:26
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Netmarble ranked fifth in terms of sales among global mobile game producers last year.
Netmarble ranked fifth in terms of sales among global mobile game producers last year.

Netmarble announced on Jan. 22 that it ranked fifth in terms of sales among global mobile game producers last year.

The Korean game company came after Tencent, NetEase, Activision Blizzard and Bandai Namco, according to a ranking released by mobile app market analysis website App Annie on Jan. 18.

Netmarble ranked 10th or higher in sales in 21 countries around the world. The game publisher ranked sixth in the United States and Canada, fourth in the United Kingdom and fifth France. It claimed second place in Korea and came in first in Hong Kong and Singapore.

Among main game titles, “Lineage 2 Revolution” and “Marvel All Star Battle” of Cabam, a North American subsidiary of Netmarble, rounded out the top 10 in sales in multiple countries.

Netmarble plans to boost its global business by launching an array of new games this year. The company will globally launch “BTS World,” a game that combines K-POP with K-GAME, and “The King of Fighters All Star,” an action RPG launched in Japan last year.

Moreover, Netmarble is close to launching “Project M,” which utilizes the IP of the original TCG Magic the Gathering and “Rich Wars,” the next-generation global version of “Everybody’s Marble”, too. In addition, titles targeting the Japanese market such as “The Seven Deadly Sins” and “Youkai Watch Medal Wars” are in the making.