Ready for the World

DeNA partners up with Samsung to release their Mobage mobile social gaming platform on millions of handsets worldwide. Articles and anlysis from:

InsideSocialGames ” DeNA’s profit center in Japan is Mobage Town, a mobile gaming network with 22 million members. With Ngmoco’s Plus+ network as a starting point, DeNA will take Mobage to the international market. Samsung will be an initial equipment partner, with its Android smartphones, while developers like PlayFirst, SGN, Square Enix and Take-Two have also signed up.”

The Wall Street Journal ” DeNA–Japan’s biggest mobile social-gaming platform by revenue–said Samsung’s Android-based smartphones sold outside Japan will carry a platform called Mobage, operated by ngmoco LLC, a San Francisco-based company DeNA acquired last month. ”  

VentureBeat ” As it expands worldwide, DeNA will be bound to run into a variety of competitors, including Zynga, Scoreloop, PapayaMobile, and OpenFeint. Partners in the private beta test include game companies such as Hudson, Square Enix, Take-Two Interactive, Nexon, SGN, Gamevil, RockYou, PlayFirst, Mochi Media, Gameview Studios, Flipside 5, Nimblebit, Lumos Labs, Playforge, Ricochet Labs and Bolt Creative.”


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