Nexon Co. Ltd.

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Nexon Co. Ltd.
Type Public[1][2][3]
Traded as TYO: 3659
Industry Game developer and publisher
Founded 1994
Seoul, South Korea
Founders Kim Jung Ju & Jake Song
Headquarters

Tokyo, Japan[4]

Global Offices
Seoul, South Korea
El Segundo, California, USA
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Key people

Seung Woo Choi (CEO)[5]
Min Kim (Nexon America Inc. CEO)[5]
Min Seo (Nexon Korea Corp. CEO)[5]
Sungjin Kim (Nexon Europe S.A.R.L CEO)[5]


Owen Mahoney (CFO)[5]
Revenue Increase ¥155.338 billion (2013)[6]
Operating income Increase ¥50.705.4 billion (2013)[6]
Net income Increase ¥30.132 billion (2013)[6]
Employees 3,200 (Sept. 2011)[7]
Subsidiaries

Nexon Mobile Corp.
Nexon Networks Corp.
Nexon Communications Co. Ltd.
Nextoric Corp.
Neople Inc.
Nexonova Corp.
EXC Games Corp.
NDoors Inc.
GameHi Co. Ltd.
Nclipse Corp.
Copersons Corp.
Qbious Co. Ltd.
Quad Dimensions Co. Ltd.
Lexian Software Development Co. Ltd.

Fantage Inc.
Website http://company.nexon.co.jp/ http://company.nexon.com/

Nexon (Korean: 넥슨 Revised: Nekseun?) Co. Ltd. (TYO: 3659) is a global developer and publisher of free-to-play (F2P) PC and mobile online games. Nexon was founded in Seoul in 1994 by Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song, Nexon's headquarters is currently located in Tokyo, Japan.[4][8] Nexon is currently a listed company in Tokyo Stock Exchange.

History[edit]

Nexon group was established in Korea on December 1994. Nexon developed and published its first title, Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, in 1996, which Nexon is currently still servicing.[9][10] Many title releases followed such as Dark Ages: Online Roleplaying, Elemental Saga, QuizQuiz, KartRider, Elancia, and Shattered Galaxy;[11] some of which are maintained by a company spun off of Nexon, Kru Interactive.[12] In 2003, Nexon developed MapleStory in Korea, which later became its most successful title and is still being serviced after more than a decade.[11] The game was localized in many locations such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam.[13] Nexon is also recognized for developing Dungeon&Fighter through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Neople. Dungeon&Fighter is one of the most popular F2P PC online games in China.[14]

Originally founded in Korea, NEXON Co. Ltd. is currently based in Japan.[4] Nexon Co. Ltd. has offices located in Japan,[15], Korea,[16] United States,[17] and Europe.[18]

Nexon currently has eleven subsidiaries: Nexon Networks,[19] Nexon Mobile,[20] NeoPle,[21] Nextoric,[22] Nexonova,[23] GameHi,[24] NDoors,[25] CoPersons,[26] Nclipse,[27] ExcGames,[28] and Xeogen.[29]

Nexon went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 14, 2011 in an initial public offering, the largest in Japan for 2011 and the second largest by a technological company for 2011 worldwide.[30][31]

Games[edit]

NX (originally called NX cash or NX points) is an optional virtual currency that is purchased with real payment in order to purchase virtual goods that are used in NEXON games. NX might be transferable to diverse NEXON games under one and the same account of a customer, being restricted in use to that account only. NX can not be transferred between different customer accounts.

Nexon America Games[edit]

Game Launched Status Official Website
MapleStory May 11, 2005 (North America) Live maplestory.nexon.net
Mabinogi March 27, 2008[32] Live mabinogi.nexon.net
Combat Arms July 11, 2008[33] Live combatarms.nexon.net
Vindictus October 27, 2010[34] Live vindictus.com
Atlantica Online March 29, 2011 (Service Taken Over From Ndoors[35]) Live atlantica.nexon.net/
Dragon Nest September 27, 2011[36] Live dragonnest.com

List of games[edit]

Game Name Nexon Korea Nexon Japan Nexon America Nexon Europe
MapleStory
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Sudden Attack
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed No
Mabinogi
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Closed
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
1996 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Talesweaver'
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes No No
Everplanet
2009 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Shaiya Online Yes No No[37] No[37]
Legend of Darkness
1999 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Asgard Yes Yes No No
Elancia Yes Closed No No
Elsword
2007 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Dungeon Fighter Online
2005 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed No
Vindictus
Known in Asia as Mabinogi: Heroes
2010 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dragon Nest
2010 (Korea)
Moved to
Actoz Soft
No Yes No
Eve Online No Yes No No
Warface Yes No No No
Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
2008 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Crazy Arcade BnB
2001 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
Crazyracing Kartrider
2004 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
QPlay Yes Closed No No
Counter-Strike Online Yes Yes No Yes
(Counter-Strike
Nexon: Zombies distributed through STEAM)
War Rock Moved to
DreamExecution
No No Yes
Combat Arms Yes No Yes Yes
Freestyle-2 Yes No No No
Atlantica Online Yes Yes Yes Yes
Dekaron No Yes No Yes
Luminary : Rise of the GoonZu No Yes No No
Chaos Online Yes No No No
Counter-Strike Online 2 Yes No No No
Dota 2 Yes No No No
FIFA Online 3 Yes No No No
Cyphers Online Yes No No No
Scarlet Blade No Yes No No
United Eleven No No No Yes
LOST SAGA Yes No No Yes
Epic of the Three Kingdoms Yes Closed No No
Tales Runner Yes No No No
Professional Baseball 2K14 Yes No No No
MapleStory 2 To be released No No No
Tree of Savior To be released No No No
Arpiel To be released No No No
Closers Online To be released No No No
AIMA Yes No No No
Soulmaster Yes No No No
Kritika Online Yes No No No
Sudden Attack 2 To be released No No No
Ghost in the Shell Online To be released No No No
Peria Chronicles To be released No No No
Hyper Universe To be released No No No

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Online gaming giant Nexon raises $1.2B in Toyko IPO (updated) | GamesBeat. Venturebeat.com (2011-12-13). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  2. ^ Kachi, Hiroyuki; Ho, Prudence (December 15, 2011). "IPOs Struggle in Asia". The Wall Street Journal. 
  3. ^ Nathan Layne and Isabel Reynolds (December 5, 2011). "Zynga rival Nexon's Tokyo IPO set at $1.2 billion". Yahoo! News. Archived from the original on December 6, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011. 
  4. ^ a b c "Nexon America Second Quarter Revenues Increase 38 Percent over 2010". Business Wire. August 17, 2011. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Nexon News". Nexon Co. Ltd. February 14, 2012. Archived from the original on February 26, 2012. Retrieved February 26, 2012. 
  6. ^ a b c "Consolidated Financial Results for Year ended December 31, 2013". 
  7. ^ Nexon makes splash in TSE debut. The Japan Times. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  8. ^ https://www.reading.ac.uk/web/FILES/economics/emdp2009081.pdf
  9. ^ "Nexon About Us: World Best and First part 1". Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  10. ^ "Nexon About Us: World Best and First part 2". Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  11. ^ a b "Nexon Holdings history". KoreanGameWatch.com. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  12. ^ "Kru Interactive Profile". Kru Interactive. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  13. ^ "Maplestory". Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  14. ^ Mike Williams (August 24, 2012). "Dungeon Fighter Online passes 3 million concurrent users". GamesIndustry.biz. 
  15. ^ "Nexon Japan". Nexon Korea Corporation. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  16. ^ "Nexon Korea headquarters map" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on October 5, 2011. Retrieved October 5, 2011. 
  17. ^ "About Nexon America". Nexon America. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  18. ^ "About Nexon Europe". Nexon America. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  19. ^ "Nexon Networks" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  20. ^ "Nexon Mobile" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  21. ^ "NeoPle" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  22. ^ "Nextoric" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  23. ^ "Nexonova" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  24. ^ "GameHi" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  25. ^ "NDoors" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  26. ^ "CoPersons" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Nclipse" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  28. ^ "ExcGames" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  29. ^ "Xeogen" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  30. ^ "Zynga rival Nexon's Tokyo IPO set at $1.2 billion". Nathan Layne and Isabel Reynolds (Reuters). Dec 5, 2011. 
  31. ^ "Is Nexon’s Lukewarm IPO Reception a Bad Sign for Zynga?". Renaissance Capital. 10 November 2011. 
  32. ^ [1][dead link]
  33. ^ Combat Arms. Combatarms.nexon.net. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  34. ^ [VIN] Vindictus to Officially Launch October 27 | The msupdate Blog. Msupdate.wordpress.com (2010-10-19). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  35. ^ http://atlantica.ndoorsgames.com/center/news/notice_view.asp?list_seq=1776
  36. ^ Dragon Nest | News - “Welcome To The Big Time!” – The Dragon Nest Launch Events!. Dragonnest.nexon.net. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
  37. ^ a b Aeria, Nexon reach agreement over future Shaiya operations. Gamasutra (2012-03-14). Retrieved on 2013-08-23.

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