We received news this afternoon that DeNA has partnered with Gloops to bring games into the U.S. and also other parts of the world, including China and South Korea. Gloops is one of the largest game development firms in Japan with offices in the U.S. and Vietnam.
The statement reads:
Under the agreement, Gloops plans to provide five titles in 2012 and another five in 2013 to the Mobage network mainly targeted for North America and Europe, including one game based on a popular American franchise.
In the first quarter of FY2012, DeNA’s revenue hit $609 million with over 45 million users in Japan and China. The U.S. still holds a very small percentage as DeNA is still figuring its footing there with Mobage, its social gaming platform. But there are signs of hope as one of its games, Rage of Bahamut, maintained number one position on Google Play’s top-grossing chart in the U.S. for over 17 consecutive weeks
The last we saw Mobage expanding and making deals, DeNA’s gaming platform was getting a tie-up with Daum, Korea’s web portal giant.