Today, June 9, marks one year since Dungeon Fighter Online (‘Arad Senki’ in Japan, ‘Dungeon & Fighter’ outside of North America and Japan) was launched officially here in North America. Dungeon Fighter Online is likely the most popular game in the world with over THREE HUNDRED MILLION (300,000,000) players worldwide and an only recently surpassed world record of 2.2 million concurrent users. In comparison, MapleStory has a little over 100 million players worldwide. The game is developed by Nexon subsidiary Neople and was first launched in Korea in August 2005. It has since been localized for Japan, China, Taiwan and North America.
Many events are being held for DFO’s 1st anniversary including 3x EXP, 2x Drop and +50 to all stats on June 11-12 and June 18-19.
Nexon America, the leader in online game publishing in North America, has once again reported in a record userbase and increased revenue. The company’s total playerbase surpassed 12 million in September with the month also being Nexon’s sixteenth straight month of increased revenue when compared to that period last year, with revenues surging 23% and 28% for the entire third quarter of 2010.
The Nexon America flagship title MapleStory led the increased growth for Nexon, with the game surpassing 7 million users recently.
Heading into the fourth quarter, Nexon America plans to release the highly anticipated Vindictus, known in other markets as Mabinogi Heroes. The MMO is expected for release October 27.
“Vindictus has had one of the smoothest and most successful beta periods we have seen,” said Min Kim, Nexon America’s Vice President of Marketing. “We feel optimistic about the path that we are taking and the games we are adding to our catalogue.”