I have a feeling that the market was just waiting for an external shock factor like the possible regulation to hit the industry and that this isn’t the end of this negative trend.
As I mentioned months ago, gacha are key for the earnings of social gaming companies in Japan (1st-party and 3rd-party game providers alike) and regulation of this game mechanic will hit the industry hard.
This is how GREE’s stock did today:
Chart for DeNA:
The Nikkei index as a whole fell 1.5% today.