|Traded as||TYO: 3659
(Tokyo Stock Exchange)
|Industry||Game developer and publisher|
Seoul, South Korea
|Founders||Kim Jung Ju & Jake Song|
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
El Segundo, California, USA
Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Shiro Uemura (CFO)
Ji Won Park (Nexon Korea Corp. CEO)
Richard Williams (Nexon America Inc. CEO)
Keunwook (Kenny) Chang (Nexon Europe S.a.r.l CEO)
|Revenue||¥172.930 billion (2014) |
|¥45.509 billion (2014) |
|¥29.316 billion (2014) |
Number of employees
|4,661 (Dec. 2013)|
|Subsidiaries||Nexon Networks Corporation
Nexon M Inc.
Nexon Communications Corporation
Lexian Software Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Rushmo Co., Ltd.
Neon Studio Corporation
NEXON GT Co., Ltd.
gloops Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
Nexon Space Co., Ltd.
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. Nexon is currently a listed company in Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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 the Company continues to service. Many title releases followed such as Dark Ages: Online Roleplaying, Elemental Saga, QuizQuiz, KartRider, Elancia, and Shattered Galaxy; some of which are maintained by a company spun off of Nexon, Kru Interactive. In 2003, Nexon developed MapleStory in Korea, which later became its most successful title and has been serviced for more than a decade. The game was localized in many locations such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam. Nexon is also the developer of Dungeon&Fighter, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Neople. Dungeon&Fighter is one of the most popular F2P PC online games in China.
Originally founded in Korea, Nexon Co., Ltd. is currently based in Japan and has offices located in Japan, Korea, United States and Europe.
Nexon currently has 17 subsidiaries: Nexon Networks, Nexon M, Nexon COMMUNICATIONS, NEOPLE, NDoors, Lexian, Rushmo, Neon Studio, Nexon GT, inBlue, gloops, COMLIER, gloops Vietnam, Nexon Space, Thingsoft, Fantage and Weclay.
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.
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. However NX can be used to gift cash items to a friend or a customer in a trading website such as item bay.
Nexon America games
|MapleStory||May 11, 2005 (North America)||Live||maplestory.nexon.net|
|Mabinogi||March 27, 2008||Live||mabinogi.nexon.net|
|Combat Arms||July 11, 2008(North America)||Live||combatarms.nexon.net|
|Vindictus||October 27, 2010(North America)||Live||vindictus.com|
|Atlantica Online||March 29, 2011(North America) (Service Taken Over From Ndoors)||Live||atlantica.nexon.net/|
|Dragon Nest||September 27, 2011(North America)||Live||dragonnest.com|
|Dirty Bomb||January 7, 2015||Live||dirtybomb.nexon.net|
List of games
|Game Name||Nexon Korea||Nexon Japan||Nexon America||Nexon Europe|
|Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
|Legend of Darkness
|Dungeon Fighter Online
Known in Asia as Mabinogi: Heroes
|Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
|Crazy Arcade BnB
Nexon: Zombies distributed through STEAM)
|War Rock||Moved to
|Freestyle Basketball 2||Yes||No||No||No|
|Luminary : Rise of the GoonZu||No||Yes||No||No|
|Counter-Strike Online 2||Yes||No||No||No|
|FIFA Online 3||Yes||No||No||No|
|Epic of the Three Kingdoms||Yes||Closed||No||No|
Game Pipeline (In-house and through publishing agreements)
2015 and Beyond
- MapleStory 2 (PC Online)
- Ghost in the Shell Online (PC Online)
- Sudden Attack 2 (PC Online)
- Dirty Bomb (PC Online)
- BlueStreak (PC Online)
- Closers (PC Online)
- Peria Chronicles (PC Online)
- Aima (PC Online)
- Hyper Universe (PC Online)
- Tree of Savior (PC Online)
- Arpiel (PC Online)
- Legion of Heroes: Raid (Mobile)
- Super Fantasy War (Mobile)
- Mabinogi Duel (Mobile)
- DomiNations (Mobile)
- Durango (Mobile)
- Gwanggateo The Great (Mobile)
- Untitled Shiver Entertainment Game (Mobile)
- Untitled TURBO Studios Game (Mobile)
- Untitled SocialSpiel Game (Platform TBA)
- Untitled Travelers Tales Game (PC Online)
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