GungHo Online Entertainment

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GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc.
Native name
株式会社ガンホー・オンライン・エンターテイメント
Kabushikigaisha Ganhō Onrain Entāteinmento
Public (JASDAQ3765)
Industry Video games
Founded July 1, 1998; 20 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
333[2]
Parent Formerly SoftBank Group, which still controls 35.03%
Subsidiaries Gravity
Game Arts
GungHo Mode
Broccoli
Acquire
GungHo Works
Grasshopper Manufacture
Website www.gungho.co.jp

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 developer. 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]

History[edit]

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.

Games[edit]

Upcoming[edit]

Active online games[edit]

Inactive online games[edit]

  • Survival Project (June 29, 2004 - August 31, 2006)
  • A3 (October 15, 2004 - November 1, 2007)
  • Saiyuki Reload Gunlock (September 1, 2004 - January 31, 2006)
  • Squirrel Pot 2 (May 25, 2004 - December 28, 2007)
  • eXtreme Soccer (β August 11, 2006 – 2008)
  • Mahjong (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Koi Koi Playing Cards (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Poker (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Millionaire (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Shanghai (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Chat (May 31, 2007 - March 26, 2008)
  • Ragnarok Online II (β August 30, 2007 - August 2010)
  • Pachinko Slot (September 6, 2007 - November 4, 2008)
  • Hakenden (June 4, 2008 - October 29, 2008)
  • Yogurting (September 1, 2005 - May, 2010)
  • Tetris Online (October 23, 2007 - July 5, 2011)
  • Shin Megami Tensei: Imagine (June 26, 2007 - May, 2016)
  • Grandia Online (August 26, 2009 - September 28, 2012)[16]

PC[edit]

PlayStation 2[edit]

  • Nadepro!!: Kisama mo Seiyū Yattemiro!

PlayStation Portable[edit]

PlayStation 3[edit]

PlayStation Vita[edit]

PlayStation 4[edit]

Nintendo DS[edit]

Mobile[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2009-12-12.
  2. ^ "Presentation" (PDF). www.irwebcasting.com.
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-04-18.
  4. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-09. Company History
  5. ^ Thomson Financial. Thomson Financial. October 15, 2007. p. 39.
  6. ^ [1][dead link]
  7. ^ "Puzzle & Dragons studio GungHo to regain majority stake from SoftBank for $685m".
  8. ^ "SoftBank to sell most of its stake in 'Puzzle & Dragons' maker GungHo". 6 June 2016.
  9. ^ "Execution of Agreement to Tender in Tender Offer for Shares of an Associate - Press Releases - News - About Us - SoftBank Group".
  10. ^ "Tender in Tender Offer for Shares of an Associate - Press Releases - News - About Us - SoftBank Group".
  11. ^ "Results of Tender in Tender Offer for Shares of an Associate - Press Releases - News - About Us - SoftBank Group".
  12. ^ "ローズオンライン~キャラクターの着せ替えがおもしろい、無料で遊べるオンラインゲーム~". www.roseon.jp.
  13. ^ Ragnarok DS
  14. ^ "トイ・ウォーズ《公式サイト》 |フィギュアで戦うシューティング".
  15. ^ "Puzzle & Dragons". GungHo Online Entertainment, Inc. Retrieved 6 February 2013.
  16. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-09-30. Retrieved 2009-12-14.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2013-09-29. Retrieved 2013-09-09.
  18. ^ Sato. "Yo-kai Watch World For Smartphones Is The Series' Take On Pokémon GO". Siliconera. Retrieved 11 July 2018.

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