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Japanese Publishers Unite In Chinese Mobile Market

Representatives from Japanese publisher/developers Square Enix, Namco, Sega and Taito have announced that they will combine their efforts to distribute mobile phone conte...

David Jenkins

September 28, 2004

1 Min Read

Representatives from Japanese publisher/developers Square Enix, Namco, Sega and Taito have announced that they will combine their efforts to distribute mobile phone content in China. The four companies will license their content to Square Enix Webstar Network Technology, a subsidiary of Square Enix in China. Square Enix in China will then sublicense to BeiJing Mobit Information Technology, which is approved for providing services throughout China via the mobile content distribution services of China Mobile Communication Corporation – China’s biggest mobile network operator. China is seen as one of the most important emerging markets for video games content, with the main stumbling block of rampant piracy making wireless distribution of mobile phone content particularly attractive to publishers.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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