Big news from Japan’s mobile social gaming sector today: DeNA is under suspicion of breaking the country’s antitrust law. Authorities raided DeNA’s offices in Tokyo today:
The allegation: DeNA, which recently paid US$400 million to acquire American smartphone game maker ngmoco, pressured Japanese mobile game developers to release titles exclusively on Mobage-town (its mobile social gaming community) – and to not provide games on rival GREE‘s mobile platform.
The JFTC’s decision to conduct a spot inspection of DeNA’s headquarters came as not too big of a surprise after TechCrunch Japan first reported about rumors circulating in the country’s social gaming sector in August.
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