By Dr. Serkan Toto – On Japan's Game Industry

AuthorDr. Serkan Toto

Japan’s Mobile Game Market Size Reaches US$13.3 Billion


Japan’s mobile gaming market is not only the world’s oldest and most mature, it has also reached a massive market scale over the last 10+ years. According toJapan’sMobile Content Forum(MCF), the country’s market for games delivered on mobile devices reachedUS$13.3 billion* in 2018...

Japan’s Top 10 Mobile Games In 2018 (By Revenue)


Japanese data provider Gzbrain released an overview of Japan’s top 10 mobile games in terms of revenue for 2018 a few days ago. The list is based on the estimated gross revenue on iOS and Android combined (and in Japan only):1) Monster Strike from Mixi (2121): US$842 million2) Fate/Grand...



Game industry website recently asked me for some personal predictions for the gaming business in 2019. Here is an repost from my contribution to theirarticle: Last year I predicted: 2018 will be another successful year for Nintendo: Largely correct with Nintendo’s year-end...

Another Mobile Gaming IPO In Japan: Bank Of Innovation


Japan is home to the most publicly traded mobile gaming studios in the world: around 40-50 such companies exist in this country at the moment. The vast majority of these developers got listed after GREE (3632) and DeNA (2432) pioneered the mobile social gaming wave around 2007. Today, a new company...

By Dr. Serkan Toto – On Japan's Game Industry