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『神撃のバハムート』英語版が 米国のApp Store売上ランキングで1位を獲得

株式会社Cygames
株式会社ディー・エヌ・エー

~同じくグローバル版「Mobage」向けのAndroid版も6週間以上連続売上1位~

株式会社Cygames(以下サイゲームス、本社:東京都渋谷区、代表取締役:渡邊耕一)と株式会社ディー・エヌ・エー(本社:東京都渋谷区、代表取締役社長:守安功、以下DeNA) は、グローバル版「Mobage」向けソーシャルRPG『Rage of Bahamut』(日本語オリジナルタイトル:『神撃のバハムート』)のiOS(*1)版が、6月12日に米国のApp Storeの全アプリ売上ランキングで1位を獲得したことをお知らせします。

『Rage of Bahamut』は、4月下旬に米国Google Playの全Androidアプリ売上ランキングで1位を獲得し、現在も6週間以上連続で1位のポジションを維持しています。今回、ngmocoによる集客サポートに加え、iOSユーザにも日本発のソーシャルゲームシステムが受け入れられ、さらに美しいグラフィックなどが高く評価された結果、Google PlayとApp Storeの両方で1位を獲得することができました。

『神撃のバハムート』はファンタジーの世界で「伝説の英雄」や「神々」、「魔物」が封じられたカードを集めて進化させながら、世界中を冒険するソーシャルRPGです。日本国内では、HTMLベースのブラウザゲームとしてDeNAの「Mobage」で提供されています。
DeNAの米国子会社であるngmoco, LLC(エヌジーモコ、本社:米国カリフォルニア州、CEO: Neil Young)が欧米を中心に展開するグローバル版「Mobage」では、オリジナルのブラウザゲームを内包した英語版スマートフォンアプリ『Rage of Bahamut』として、Android対応端末・iOS対応端末の両方に提供されています(*3)。Android版およびiOS版『Rage of Bahamut』の両方を合わせた合計登録者数は、現在100万人以上となっています。

DeNAは、Android・iOSの区別に関わらず全米1位を獲得したという実績をもとに、今後も世界中のスマートフォンユーザに、日本発の魅力的なゲームコンテンツをグローバル版「Mobage」で提供していく方針です。
サイゲームスは、『Rage of Bahamut』に加え、世界中のユーザの期待に応え、楽しんでいただけるゲーム作りを今後も続けてまいります。

*1: IOS is a trademark or registered trademark of Cisco in the U.S. and other countries and is used under license.
*2: Android is a trademark of Google Inc.
*3: 日本のApp StoreおよびGoogle Playでは『Rage of Bahamut』アプリのダウンロードはできません。

 

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Cygames’ Rage of Bahamut for Mobage Tops The App Store’s Top Grossing Chart

Popular Card-Battle Game Also Holds Steady at Number One
On Google Play for Over Six Consecutive Weeks

TOKYO, JAPAN June 13, 2012 Cygames, Inc. and DeNA Co., Ltd. have announced today that the iOS version of Cygames’ popular social card battle game Rage of Bahamut provided on DeNA Group’s Mobage network, has achieved the number-one ranking on the App Store’s Top Grossing chart in the U.S.  The Android version of the title has also ranked number one on Google Play’s top grossing chart for more than six consecutive weeks in the U.S., making the title a cross-platform blockbuster.
Rage of Bahamut, developed originally as a browser-based title by Cygames and offered on DeNA’s Mobage network in Japan as Shingeki-No-Bahamut, is a fantasy adventure game in which players roam the world by collecting, synthesizing and evolving a variety of unique cards with intricate, fantasy-themed artwork. The title was recently localized into English and released in February as an Android app for Mobage’s worldwide network, operated by DeNA’s U.S. subsidiary ngmoco, LLC. The iOS version of the title was released on May 15 on Mobage as well, and has been steadily climbing the App Store’s top grossing chart. In addition to the access to Mobage’s user network, ngmoco has provided user-acquisition support for the title. Rage of Bahamut currently has more than one million registered users across Android and iOS.

“Cygames is delighted to see US Mobage users enjoying Rage of Bahamut,” said Koichi Watanabe, President & CEO of Cygames, Inc. “We will continue to bring the best entertainment experiences that exceed the expectations of people around the world.”

“Having reached the number-one spots on both Google Play and the App Store, Cygame’s Rage of Bahamut is officially America’s number one mobile app,” said Isao Moriyasu, Representative Director and President of DeNA. “This achievement clearly shows that truly compelling game designs can be enjoyed by people across cultures, and across different devices on our Mobage platform.”

About Cygames
A developer and operator of social games, Cygames, Inc. aims to consistently raise brand awareness by providing the “best content ever.” ‘Shingeki no Bahamut’ is a social card game released in the fall of 2011 that has enjoyed an enormous success as a fantasy RPG with unprecedentedly beautiful visual elements and has now begun global deployment. For more information, visit the company’s site at: www.cygames.co.jp
 
About DeNA
DeNA Co., Ltd. is a global Internet company focused on social games, e-commerce and other Web services for mobile devices and PCs. DeNA’s current flagship business is its mobile social games platform Mobage, which offers first-, second- and third-party games on four localized user networks across Japan, China, South Korea and the rest of the world. The original Mobage network in Japan currently serves over 40 million registered users with more than 2,000 titles. Founded in 1999 as a small startup in Tokyo, DeNA currently has over 1,800 employees worldwide working at offices and development studios in 16 cities across 11 countries and regions. The company generated annual sales of more than 1.8 billion U.S. dollars in the fiscal year ended March 2012. DeNA is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange (2432). For more information, visit www.dena.jp/intl.

 

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