GungHo Online Entertainment

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GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
Native name
Kabushikigaisha Ganhō Onrain Entāteinmento
Public (JASDAQ3765)
Industry Video games
Founded July 1, 1998; 18 years ago (1998-07-01)[1]
Headquarters Tokyo, Japan
Key people
Taizo Son, Chairman
Kazuki Morishita, President & CEO
Services Video game Development, Distribution, Operation
Number of employees
Parent Formerly SoftBank Group, which still controls 35.03%
Subsidiaries Gravity
Game Arts
GungHo Mode
GungHo Works
Grasshopper Manufacture

GungHo Online Entertainment (Japanese: 株式会社ガンホー・オンライン・エンターテイメント, Hepburn: Kabushikigaisha Ganhō Onrain Entāteinmento?, JASDAQ3765) is a Japanese video game corporation. They are primarily known for hosting the Japanese server of Ragnarok Online, as well as their development of Ragnarok DS for the Nintendo DS. More recently, the company has reported huge financial success thanks to its mobile game Puzzle & Dragons, which, in 2013, was reportedly responsible for 91% of the company's $1.6 billion revenues for the year.[3]


Established as ONSale Co., Ltd. on July 1, 1998 (a joint venture between Softbank and onSale Inc. in the US) to engage in the online interactive auction business.


Currently Offered[edit]

GungHo offers services for the following games.
() is the official launch date or beta.



Puzzle Games[edit]

Future Titles[edit]


  • Ragnarok Online II (β August 30, 2007 - September 27, 2007)
    • Open Beta was suspended for the redevelopment of the title. It is still undetermined when the title will once again be available.
  • Codename: Rondo


  • eXtreme Soccer (β August 11, 2006 – 2008)
    • Beta suspended in 2008. It is still undetermined when the title will be available.

Service Ended[edit]

These titles are no longer available.

PlayStation 2[edit]

PlayStation Portable[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

PlayStation 4[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]



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