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
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) Co. Ltd. (TYO: 3659) is a South Korean developer and publisher of video games. Founded in Seoul in 1994, Nexon's headquarters is currently located in Tokyo, Japan.[4]

History[edit]

Nexon Co. Ltd. was established in Korea on December 1994 where it published its first title, Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, in 1996.[8][9] Many title releases followed such as Dark Ages: Online Roleplaying, Elemental Saga, QuizQuiz, KartRider, Elancia, and Shattered Galaxy;[10] some of which are maintained by a company spun off of Nexon, Kru Interactive.[11] In 2003, Nexon developed MapleStory in Korea, which later became its most successful title.[10] The game was localized in many locations such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam.[12]

Originally founded in Korea, Nexon Co. Ltd. is currently based in Japan.[4] Nexon Co. Ltd. has four corporations running; they are located in Korea,[13] Japan,[14] United States,[15] and Europe.[16]

Nexon currently has eleven subsidiaries: Nexon Networks,[17] Nexon Mobile,[18] NeoPle,[19] Nextoric,[20] Nexonova,[21] GameHi,[22] NDoors,[23] CoPersons,[24] Nclipse,[25] ExcGames,[26] and Xeogen.[27]

Nexon went public on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on December 13, 2011 in an initial public offering, the largest in Japan for 2011 and the second largest by a technological company for 2011 worldwide.[28][29]

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
Audition Online April 2, 2007 New Publishers (Redbana) audition.redbana.com (Redbana)
Kart Rider - Discontinued after Open Beta (March 2008) Website Closed
Mabinogi March 27, 2008[30] Live mabinogi.nexon.net
Combat Arms July 11, 2008[31] Live combatarms.nexon.net
Sugar Rush - Discontinued after Closed Beta in December 2008 Website Closed
iTCG Online January 20, 2010 Discontinued on June 10, 2010[32] Website Closed
PopTag! January 26, 2010[33] Discontinued on July 14, 2011[34] Website Closed
Dungeon Fighter Online June 9, 2010[35] Discontinued on June 13 2013[36] Website Closed
Vindictus October 27, 2010[37] Live vindictus.com
Atlantica Online March 29, 2011 (Service Taken Over From Ndoors[38]) Live atlantica.nexon.net/
MapleStory Adventures
Facebook game
July 27, 2011 Discontinued on July 31 2013 -
Dragon Nest September 27, 2011[39] Live dragonnest.com
Sudden Attack November 16, 2011 (Service Taken Over From Gamehi) Discontinued on January 29 2014 Website Closed
Zombie Misfits
Facebook game
October 25, 2011 Discontinued on August 15 2012 -
Wonder Cruise
Facebook game
November 11, 2011 Discontinued on December 20 2012 -
Cloudstone
Facebook game
March 15, 2012 Live http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cloudstone/309529695765728
Zoo Invasion
Facebook game
March 15, 2012 Discontinued on April 15 2014 -
KartRider Dash
Facebook game
May 13, 2012 Discontinued on April 15 2014 after Open Beta -
Navy Field 2
- Discontinued after Closed Beta Website Closed
Dirty Bomb
formerly Extraction
- Closed Beta http://dirtybomb.nexon.net/

List of games[edit]

Game Name Nexon Korea Nexon Japan Nexon America Nexon Europe
MapleStory
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Yes
MapleStory 2 Coming 2014 No No No
MapleStory Adventures
2011 (America)
No No Closed No
MapleStory iTCG Online
2009 (America)
No No Closed No
Shadow Company No Closed Coming soon Coming soon
Navyfield 2 No Closed Cancelled Yes
Sudden Attack
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed No
Mabinogi
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Closed
Wonder Cruise
2011 (America)
No No Closed No
Zombie Misfits
2011 (America)
No No Closed No
KartRider Dash
2012 (America)
No No Closed No
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
1996 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Talesweaver
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes No No
Everplanet
2009 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No
Shaiya Online Yes No No[40] No[40]
Legend of Darkness
1999 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Asgard Yes Yes No No
Elancia Yes No No No
Elsword
2007 (Korea)
Yes Yes 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
Lunia
2005 (Korea)
Yes No No Coming soon
Eve Online
2003 (America)
No Yes No No
Warface Beta No No No
Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
2008 (Korea)
Yes No No No
Crazy Arcade BnB
2001 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
Nanaimo Closed No No No
Zone 4
2010 (Korea)
Closed No No No
Crazyracing Kartrider
2004 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No
Crazyracing Air Rider Closed No No No
Sugar Rush (video game) No No Closed No
QPlay Yes No No No
Desktop Heroes Closed No No No
Counter-Strike Online Yes Yes No In Turkish[41]
War Rock Moved to
DreamExecution
No No Yes
Combat Arms Yes No Yes Yes
Freestyle Football Yes No No No
Audition Online No Moved to
HanbitStation
Moved to
Redbana[42]
No
103 Closed No No No
QuizQuiz R Closed No No No
2012: Seoul Closed No No No
Grand Line No No No No
Atlantica Online Yes Yes Yes Yes
Legend of Edda No Closed No No
7 Souls No Closed No No
Dragonica No Closed No No
Dekaron Yes Yes No Yes
Corum Online No Closed No No
Kunshu Online No Yes No No
Quake Wars Online No Closed No No
Chaos Online Yes No No No
Counter-Strike Online 2 Yes No No No
Dota 2 Yes No No No
Dirty Bomb
(formerly Extraction) Splash Damage Ltd.
No No Coming Soon No
FIFA Online 3 Yes No No No
Cyphers Online Yes No No No
Scarlet Blade No Yes No No

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Kachi, Hiroyuki; Ho, Prudence (December 15, 2011). "IPOs Struggle in Asia". The Wall Street Journal. 
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  11. ^ "Kru Interactive Profile". Kru Interactive. Archived from the original on September 30, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
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  18. ^ "Nexon Mobile" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  19. ^ "NeoPle" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
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  21. ^ "Nexonova" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
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  24. ^ "CoPersons" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  25. ^ "Nclipse" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  26. ^ "ExcGames" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
  27. ^ "Xeogen" (in Korean). Nexon Korea Corporation. Archived from the original on June 28, 2011. Retrieved June 28, 2011. 
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  30. ^ [1][dead link]
  31. ^ Combat Arms. Combatarms.nexon.net. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.
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  42. ^ Audition. Audition.redbana.com. Retrieved on 2013-08-23.

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