NCsoft recently launched Lineage M in South Korea, a handheld remake of its most profitable and popular game, the PC MMORPG known as Lineage. According to App Annie, Lineage M is currently the overall top downloaded and grossing app on App Store. The Korea Times mentioned that Lineage M reached the most downloaded position on both stores just 7 hours after launching.
Lineage, over a decade in operation, still contributed nearly 30% of NCsoft’s revenue back in the last quarter of 2016, hence it is not hard to see why Lineage M is so popular. Opening with 130 servers (certainly a record) which are consistently “congested” throughout the day, it looks ready to beat the various revenue statistics set by Lineage 2: Revolution, developed and published by Netmarble.