GungHo says the number was actually reached on January 18, just a few days after announcing 6 million users earlier this month.
330 days after the launch in Japan, the title is still not only adding users at a fast clip but also making serious money: it currently occupies the No. 1 spot on the Japanese top grassing ranks on the iPhone, iPad, and Android. It’s actually insane how profitable the title is.
So how does the success of Puzzle & Dragons reflect in the stock price of GungHo (which is listed at the JASDAQ in Tokyo)?
The company’s market cap has reached 195.2 billion yen, which currently translates to a staggering US$2.2 billion. This is more than Zynga’s market cap, which stands at US$1.9 billion today.
GungHo does have a number of fairly popular smartphone games, but what you can see below is essentially all about Puzzle & Dragons.
I think this chart says it all:
Now if only the game worked in the US, too.