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DeNA Takes Legal Action Against GREE [Social Games]

As expected, DeNA is striking back in the ongoing lawsuit with GREE: to recap, in November 2011 GREE sued their rival, seeking damages of US$13 million. In the lawsuit, GREE stated that DeNA has been pressuring third-party game developers in Japan into exclusively offering social games on Mobage (background).

Now DeNA, which said it thinks about suing back GREE in December, announced it is taking legal action against GREE. In the curt statement, the Mobage operator is asking GREE CEO Yoshikazu Tanaka to apologize for several publicly stated (negative) remarks about DeNA.

DeNA is also seeking compensation for the financial loss it saw through Tanaka’s comments and GREE’s actions.

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