Category Archives: Mobile Games In Japan

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Nov. 20)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Nov. 11)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Nov. 4)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

GungHo Reports Record Sales, Buys 70% Of US-Based Mobile Gaming Network Playphone

Puzzle & Dragons company GungHo Online Entertainment (3765) had a busy today here in Japan. First, the company announced record numbers for the first three quarters of this year: GungHo’s revenue hit US$1.22 billion between January and September, which is 14.3% up compared to the same time frame last year. In other words, GungHo boasted sales of roughly…

Release Calendar For Listed Japanese Mobile Game Companies (As Of Oct. 27)

Here is an updated calendar of major free-to-play native apps that publicly traded  Japanese mobile game makers have announced for the coming months. Please note that these titles can be modified, canceled, or released at any given time. The list isn’t necessarily exhaustive, as games can get released without being announced before, for example. Details are subject to change. Please reach…

Japan’s Gaming Market 2014: 
Status Quo & Examples Of Portrait Usage

Here is a presentation with the topic “Japan’s Gaming Market 2014: 
Status Quo & Examples Of Portrait Usage” that I delivered at the IBA (International Bar Association) 2014 conference in Tokyo on October 23, 2014. The slides are pretty specific in the second part, covering a few examples of how celebrities were used to drive…

Report: Japan’s Video Ad Market To Grow To US$820 Million In 2017

Tokyo-based web powerhouse CyberAgent (4751) has released a report that sheds some light on a very specific but quickly growing segment of Japan’s vast online advertising market. According to the study, which was conducted together with market research firm Seed Planning, Japan’s market for online video advertising is projected to grow to 820 million US$ until 2017, up from…

I Will Serve As A Judge At The Cardinal Game Jam In Silicon Valley Next Month

The Stanford Alumni Association is hosting the inaugural Cardinal Game Jam in Silicon Valley next month, an event that is open to game developers everywhere (companies not based in the US are welcome to join remotely – please see below for a possible sponsorship opportunity for devs located in Japan). In the words of the organizer: The Cardinal…