The Korean online gaming company known as Nexon, who is behind popular PC games such as MapleStory and Dungeon Fighter Online, made a big acquisition recently. They were able to spend about $469 million ($36.5 million in Japanese yen) to buy another big mobile gaming company from Japan, which is Gloops. Gloops is known for such hit games as Three Kingdoms Guild Battle and Japan Pro Baseball Card Battle for the Mobage platform. They have been having major success on that platform being one of the more larger third-party providers for it. The makers of the Mobage, DeNA, could of bought Gloops, but not at the price Nexon bought them for. The new acquisition by Nexon is already been approved by both companies’ board of directors and they’re excited to have Gloops’s experience in the mobile gaming world on Nexon’s future mobile efforts.
Along with Gloops, Nexon also bought InBlue, another Japanese gaming company, earlier this year. InBlue is also another leading mobile game developer with a heavy focus on social aspects for their games on smartphones. With these two companies now bought by Nexon, they are another step closer towards mobile gaming domination. They are already having major success worldwide in the PC world with the games I mentioned at the top and more with millions of users. Even though they were founded in 1994, the Korean company has offices at various locales throughout the world such as Los Angeles. It remains to be seen whether Gloops can still continue working on their known and successful franchises now that they are bought by Nexon. They could be also working on new and original titles now that Nexon is able to help with their various expertises in the PC world. This is another and crucial acquisition for Nexon for them to branch out to mobile platforms to hopefully replicate the same success they have on PCs.
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