Nexon America reports 59 percent higher revenues in latest quarter

The free-to-play MMO game publisher Nexon America announced that revenues for the quarter that ended on March 31 grew a massive 59 percent compared to the same time period from a year ago. In its email press release, Nexon America did not mention specific financial numbers but did says that the first quarter of the year is normally a slow period "making the enormous jump in revenues particularly notable."

Nexon America, a division of Korea-based Nexon and based in Los Angeles, runs a number of free-to-play MMO games including the fantasy games Maple Story and Mabinogi, the first person shooter title Combat Arms, the action-RPG-fighting game Dungeon Fighter Online and most recently the Source Engine based fantasy MMO Vindictus. Also in the first quarter, Nexon America became the new home for another free-to-play MMO game, Atlantica Online, after Nexon purchased the game's publisher nDoors.

Nexon America's next major game launch is yet another fantasy MMO, Dragon Next. It also is about to launch its first Facebook-based social game, Maple Leaf Adventures. Both games are due to be launched sometime this summer and will be shown off next month at E3 2011. In addition, Nexon America announced the Nexon Initiative program in 2010 which gave indie game developers a chance to submit game designs to the publisher for a chance to be published and to share in a $1 million development budget. Nexon picked two developers to work with in 2010 and has already launched its 2011 campaign to sign up more indie developers.

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Actually, Combat Arms is more well-known here in North America (but via IGN/GameSpy, not here), as it's similar to the browser-based Quake Live (not to mention Enemy Territory).

It's good to see these new Gaming category articles to Neowin appearing John. I forgot that side of Neowin existed.

dave164 said,
It's good to see these new Gaming category articles to Neowin appearing John. I forgot that side of Neowin existed.
Agreed! It feels like some life's been added to the news =)

Today i was complaining how Atlantica online now is only in Nexon so i had to transfer my account from ndoors... i just hate how "US & canada only" in alot of their games, its annoying specially since i downloaded vindictus and it didn't work until i was like "wait... its nexon... i bet" becasue dungeon fighter when you go to download it says i wont be able to play it for not being in US (annoying). but oh well... good for them, at least they are still a good korean video game company, although, i like other korean companies more.

They're the MapleStory people.

I have played both, never spent a cent on either. (Occasionally still play CA)

Free to play, pay to win.

This is the first time I've seen Neowin make an article on Nexon. For those of you who don't know who Nexon America or Nexon in general, they are a gaming company. Nexon is in control of the games known as MapleStory, PopTag!, Dungeon Fighter, and much more.

Edit: By the way it's "Dragon Nest" not "Dragon Next".

neufuse said,
I've never heard of them before?

slow day in news or neowin reporting anything now? lately seems so...

kabix said,

slow day in news or neowin reporting anything now? lately seems so...

Meh, Neowin is getting pretty desperate nowadays.