What You Need to Know:
- Yesterday, Netmarble Games Corp. unveiled some pretty juicy details regarding its MMORPG, Lineage2 Revolution, and since launching in Japan August 23rd the game has climbed to the number one spot on the Japanese App Store grossing chart.
- In just 18 hours on the App Store, Lineage2 Revolution also set a new record by becoming the No. 1 grossing game in the shortest time among the Korean games launched in Japan. The game is expected to make a strong presence on Google Play, once the system renews and reflects the latest figures.
- Even before its official debut, there were signs of Lineage2 Revolution’s strong performance in Japan, one of the world’s largest mobile gaming markets. The number of pre-registered players reached 1.63 million on August 22, which was an outstanding record in Japan, where many anticipated games are content with winning several hundred thousand pre-registered players. With Lineage2 Revolution’s popularity in Japan, Netmarble has already increased 20 additional servers, enabling the players to have a brand-new gaming experience seamlessly on a total of 60 servers, and will reinforce more, if needed.
- As of yesterday, the game’s average player review score is strong, marking 4.4 stars on the App Store and 4 stars on Google Play out of 5.0. Lineage2 Revolution is expected to roll out in the western market, including the U.S., in the second half. Congrats on a successful start!
Source: Official Press Release
Well that certainly says a lot about the current trends in the Japanese gaming marketplace. Mobile is growing and consoles are taking a hit.
While that is sad to hear it certainly holds a lot of truth. Doesn't mean consoles are dying though it just means more people are on the go, which isn't really a bad thing.