South Korea’s game giant Netmarble Corp. ranked sixth in the list of App Annie’s annual Top Publisher Award winners, making the top 10 list for five years in a row.
App Annie, a provider of mobile data and analytics, unveiled its annual rankings of top 52 publishers on the iOS and Google Play stores by revenue estimates on Tuesday. Netmarble came in sixth, following China’s Tencent and NetEase, the U.S. Activision Blizzard, Finland’s Supercell and Japan’s BANDAI NAMCO.
“Our new games launched last year including Seven Great Sins: Grand Cross, The King of Fighters ALLSTAR, Koongya Catch Mind and BTS World attracted sound sales in the global market thanks to their distinctiveness,” said Netmarble CEO Lee Seung-won.
Other Korean firms in the top 52 list are NCSoft at 20th, Gamevil at 39th and Kakao at 48th.
Mobile game developers grabbed the first to ninth ranks in the list. Global sales of mobile games totaled $86 billion last year, accounting for 72 percent of entire mobile app sales.
Asian-Pacific publishers dominated the ranks, with 31 out of the top 52 firms based in the region.
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