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Puzzle & Dragons Hits 20 Million Users In Japan

Japan’s biggest smartphone game Puzzle & Dragons is now boasting over 20 million registered users in the country, maker GungHo Online Entertainment (3765) announced today.

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While this is a pretty impressive milestone, this chart from news site Social Game Info shows that growth is slowing down. It took the game 30 days to get from 19 to 20 million downloads on October 14:

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In fact, the numbers show that growth has started slowing down back in April. In Japan, the game is available on iOS, Android, and Kindle.

While the title should easily get to 25 million downloads and beyond in the next few months (especially since the holiday season is still to come this year), GungHo in Japan has already launched another puzzle RPG called Divine Gate as a follow-up to Puzzle & Dragons.

After a long, long wait, GungHo launched Puzzle & Dragons in the UK App Store yesterday.

Puzzle & Dragons Z, a special version for the 3DS (which looked great when I played an early version during Tokyo Game Show last month), is to hit Japan on December 12.

Earlier this week, GungHo’s parent company SoftBank announced it has bought a majority stake in Finland’s Supercell for US$1.5 billion.

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I am the CEO & Founder of Kantan Games, Inc., a Tokyo-based game industry consultancy focused on the Japanese market. Please subscribe to updates on this site via RSS or Email.