CyberAgent‘s Ameba platform is becoming more and more popular. In their most recent financial report, the company has released some pretty interesting stats on how the blogging/social networking service grew over the last months in Japan.
Monthly page views hit 36 billion in March – more than those of Mixi (click to enlarge):
The number of Ameba subscribers exceeded 22 million, while virtual world Ameba Pigg (which is embedded in the Ameba network) has close to 12 million users:
What’s really interesting is that for the first time, the number of Ameba MAU using smartphones is now larger than that of people using feature phones. In the online presentation video of the financial report, CyberAgent says that this month, the trend accelerated (the month of April isn’t shown in the graph below).
Sales for Ameba Pigg have been growing nicely:
A large chunk of sales from Ameba as a whole is still coming from feature phones: