NCsoft – Aion earnings is king for Q4 2011

Earlier today, NCsoft released its financial report for the 4th Quarter of 2011, which is the final 4 months. As seen n the chart below, Aion is the king of earnings for the mega corporation, with Lineage 1 on a near 2nd place. This is really quite an achievement for Lineage 1, seeing how the North American server has closed down and the China server in the process of having a Closed Beta under a new publisher, Tencent Games.

Comparing the income for 2011 against 2010 (yearly comparison), there is a slight drop across the board. It seems insignificant enough to raise emergency alarms across the company, but the board will want to have a better 2012 with big games including Blade & Soul (going live by mid 2012) and Guild Wars 2 launching.

I just received news that NCsoft has also bought a majority stake in Korean developer Ntreev, the studio behind games such as Pangya, Trickster and a host of successful baseball games in Korea. More on that when more info is available.