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Games Took More than Half of Korean Content Exports in 2012

Games seem to be the biggest revenue generator amongst Korean content exports in 2012, topping popular K-pops and movies industries dominantly.

KOFC(Korea Finance Corporation)’s report on ’trend and future of the gaming market’ quoted KOCCA’s research done in 2012 that the game exports totalled $2.6B while the K-pop exports reached only $0.2B.

Besides the games, knowledge information($445M), character($416M), publishing($245M), music($235M), TV program($234M), animation($113M), advertisement($97M), movie($20), and comic($17M) followed.

Amongst the game exports, online games took 91% out of the whole, amounting to $2.41B. The mobile game exports had grown 402.1% from 2011, amouting to $169M. However the game imports had recorded only $79M in 2012.

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The largest portion is the game, followed by knowledge information, character, publishing, music, entertainment, content solution, animation, advertisement, movie, and comic.

Welcome to Kiyat Games, Part 7

Here’s the 7th installation in the hilarious webcomic series from our partners at Kiyat Games! If you missed the sixth one, you can check it out here: http://en.thisisgame.com/2013/12/23/welcome-to-kiyat-games-part-6

Art by Sukyan (sukyan.tumblr.com) from Kiyat Games(https://www.facebook.com/KiyatGames).

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Welcome to Kiyat Games, Part 6

Here’s the sixth installation in the hilarious webcomic series from our partners at Kiyat Games! If you missed the fifth one, you can check it out here: http://en.thisisgame.com/2013/12/23/welcome-to-kiyat-games-part-5-2

Art by Sukyan (sukyan.tumblr.com) from Kiyat Games(https://www.facebook.com/KiyatGames).

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Welcome to Kiyat Games, Part 5

Here’s the sixth installation in the hilarious webcomic series from our partners at Kiyat Games! If you missed the forth one, you can check it out here: http://en.thisisgame.com/2013/11/18/welcome-to-kiyat-games-part-4

Art by Sukyan (sukyan.tumblr.com) from Kiyat Games(https://www.facebook.com/KiyatGames).

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Top 10 game companies in Korea

Which Korean game company reaches the highest sale in 2011? We arranged top 10 company based on the report for 2011 and the electric disclosure from Financial Supervisory.

-  Red: Sales declined comparing to 2010

-  NHN, CJ E&M sales are only from game category

#1 Korean online game company based on Sales is Nexon. Nexon’s sales record up 26% from 2010. The sales record of other ‘N’ companies such as Neowiz Games, NHN, NCsoft were remained at the half of Nexon’s. However, Neowiz Games, NHN, NCsoft have prepared the strong line-up for the year 2012 – Raiderz for Neowiz Games, Winning Eleven Online for NHN, Blade&Soul / Guild War 2 fro NCsoft.

What influence to each company’s sales record the most? A company who has games that were successful in China ranked on high mostly. The behind of Nexon’s sales record, there is Dungeon&Fighter, which is ranked #2 in China with 2.6 million CCU. The sales record from Dungeon&Fighter in China is about 537,300,000,000 Korean Won.

The behind of Neowiz Games, there is Cross Fire, which is #1 in China with 3.5 million CCU. The sales record from Cross Fire in China is about 995,400,000,000 Korean Won. Smilegate, the developer of Cross Fire, is the only developer in top 10.

Gamevil and Com2us ranked in #12 and #15 as mobile game publisher. The year 2012 could be the first year that a mobile game publisher is ranked within top10.