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GungHo grossing estimated $2M daily from a single mobile game

Japanese publisher GungHo Online Entertainment is estimated to be grossing 6 billion yen ($65 million) a month from a single mobile game -- match-three puzzler Puzzle & Dragons.
GungHo Online Entertainment, the Japanese publisher that recently acquired Shadows of the Damned developer Grasshopper Manufacture, is estimated to be grossing 6 billion yen ($65 million) a month from a single mobile game. According to details taken from the publisher's latest financial report, and as translated by industry consultant Serkan Toto, Puzzle & Dragons is believed to be making an average of $2 million on a daily basis. The match-three puzzler was released in Japan last February, and has over 8 million registered players. An English version was released in the U.S. and Europe in November. Notably, the success of the title has seen revenues and profits at GungHo surge -- for fiscal 2012, the company saw sales grow by 168.8 percent, and operating profits grow by 690.1 percent. And GungHo was keen to stress that the significant boost in sales is still ongoing. In a separate document, the publisher listed financial details for January of this year, noting that sales hit 8.5 billion yen ($91.6 million), up 1022.4 percent year-over-year. This compares to the $1 million a day that Clash of Clans studio Supercell was reported to be making from two mobile games.

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