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Report: King closes South Korea office

Report: King closes South Korea office

Candy Crush Sagadeveloper King has closed its office in South Korea, according to reports.

MMO Culture cites local media claiming the publisher had withdrawn from its operations in the country.

Its live games in South Korea will now be handled in Sweden and by local distribution partners.

It is not known how many staff were affected by the decision to shut down the office.

Not a top grosser

Unlike in other countries such as the UK and US, where its portfolio of titles such as Candy Crush Saga are mainstays of the top 10 App Store top grossing charts, King has struggled to reach those heights in South Korea.

As of February 23rd, Candy Crush Saga was ranked 133rd on the App Store top grossing charts, with Farm Heroes Saga in 567th, Candy Crush Soda Saga in 67th and Candy Crush Jelly Saga in 212th.


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Craig Chapple is Senior Editor of PocketGamer.biz and InfluencerUpdate.biz. He was previously Deputy Editor at Develop and Online Editor at Nintendo of Europe.

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