DeNA reports record sales for seventh straight quarter
Japanese social and mobile gaming firm DeNA generated record sales and operating income for a seventh consecutive quarter during the three months ended June 30. The company reported sales up 43 per cent year-over-year to £276.9 million, operating income up 32 per cent to £126.3 million, and 45 per cent growth in net income to £75.6 million. DeNA said its popular social games network Mobage – which recently launched on the Android Market in English-speaking countries around the world – now has over 30 million users in Japan alone, and that consumer spending on its Moba-coin virtual currency increased nearly 19 per cent over the previous quarter. “We are very pleased to yet again exceed goals as we keep our focus on an aggressive plan,” said DeNA president Isao Moriyasu. “This quarter we are reporting significant steps toward our goal of creating the definitive global social games network.” Last month, DeNa announced the Super Creators initiative, which will see some of Japan’s leading development talents including Keiji Inafune, Yuji Naka and Goichi Suda turn their hand to social games.