Puzzle & Dragons Publisher GungHo Online Made $106 million in February
Puzzle & Dragons publisher GungHo Online has just announced that it’s generated 10 billion yen in sales last month, in February. This amounts to a little over $106 million. Mobile gaming consultant Dr Serkan Toto (who resides in Tokyo) estimates that Puzzle & Dragons alone likely accounts for between 59 and 81% of GungHo’s total sales. With this in mind, he assumes that Puzzle & Dragons grossed somewhere between $62 million and $86 million in February.
Toto also expects this figure to increase. With the $106 million figure last month, GungHo has substantially surpassed its $92 million it grossed in January by about $12 million. Given Puzzle & Dragons passed the 10 million download mark in early March, (only 19 days after passing the 9 million milestone) things are looking good for GungHo’s sales for this month.
In an interview with PocketGamer.biz, when asked
“How did the company achieve such remarkable success?”
CEO Kazuki Morishita said,
“It had a lot to do with luck.”
Gungo is also in the processes of having the majority of shares acquired by telecomunications company SoftBank Mobile for $265 million. This deal will likely be completed next month (in April) of this year.