Netmarble – North America revenue overtakes South Korea spending

Netmarble released its earnings report for the 2nd quarter of 2018 (April to June) earlier today, which means other major game companies like Nexon is set to follow soon. Overall, both revenue and profits are down slightly, but should not be seen as a major concern. Lineage II Revolution continues to be the company’s biggest single title, which apparently has made over USD 1 billion since its launch 20 months ago and still managing to get players to spend USD 30 million each day right now. North America has also overtook Korea in revenue!

Numbers and financial figures aside, NetMarble has mentioned it will be focusing on 2 games in the 3rd quarter of 2018 (July to September), which are The King of Fighters: All Star and Blade & Soul Revolution. The former launched in Japan on 26 July, but I highly doubt any of the game will be ready for the global market before the 4th quarter of 2018. The King of Fighters: All Stars is now lingering around the 20s in terms of IOS downloads and grossing, and not even on the chart at all for Android. Netmarble might be taking some time to fix that.