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GREE Partner gumi Tops Deloitte’s Japan Technology Fast 50 Ranking [Social Games]

Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu has released their ranking of the top 50 high-growth companies in Japan in the TMT sector (Technology, Media & Telecommunications), and the rapid expansion of the country’s social gaming sector is clearly reflected in the list.

According to Deloitte’s “Japan Technology Fast 50 Ranking”, Tokyo-based gumi has been the fastest growing tech company in Japan during the last 3 years (based on sales).

Deloitte says that the revenue of the GREE partner grew by a staggering 3,950.2% in that time frame. Not really that surprising when you look at stats like this.

By contrast, the first runner-up (a company called Jibannet) grew by “just” 2,013.8%.

The No. 3 is Mobcast (+898.1%), which is also active in mobile games.

GREE is on No. 6 (+360.2%) and has actually performed very well in the Deloitte list in the past.

Other game developers on the list include Eitarosoft (No. 8 with a 289.3% plus), Drecom (No. 10/203.8%), Kayac (No. 15/145.3%), and Voltage (No. 28/85%).

Note:
Deloitte obviously doesn’t (and can’t) keep track on sales information of all tech companies in Japan. Companies can also ask to be excluded from the list.

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