It's all systems go for Japanese publisher Sega Sammy (TYO: 6460) when it comes to mobile games.
As revealed in its recent financials for the three months ending 31 December 2013, the gross revenues of Sega Sammy's F2P subsidiary Sega Networks (which publishes PC and mainly mobile games) was up 55 percent quarter-on-quarter to $63.6 million (¥6.7 billion).]
It expects sales at the division to rise 13 percent in Q4 to ¥7.6 billion.
Spreading the love
The reason for this positivity is that Sega Networks is working hard to licence its successful Japanese games throughout Asia.
Chain Chronicles - downloaded 2 million times in Japan - will be published by Shanda Games in China, Taiwan and Korea, while Puyopuyo! Quest (6 million downloads) will be licensed by NHN Entertainment for all of Asia, excluding Japan.
Meanwhile LINE Sonic Dash S has been live on the Japanese mobile social network since January 2014, and Dragon Coins was launched in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong. It will be released in Korea in March.
Sega also said its pachinko game sites - 777townSP smartphone and Moba7 for DeNA - have strengthened their activities.
[source: Sega IR]