The Office of Nexon in Seoul, South Korea.
|Traded as||TYO: 3659|
Seoul, South Korea
|Founders||Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song|
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
El Segundo, California, USA
Emeryville, California, USA
Shiro Uemura (CFO)
Ji Won Park (Nexon Korea Corp. CEO)
Jungsoo Lee (Nexon America Inc. CEO)
Keunwook (Kenny) Chang (Nexon Europe GmbH CEO)
|Revenue||¥183.128 billion (2016)|
|¥40.661 billion (2016)|
|¥20.133 billion (2016)|
Number of employees
|5,525 (Dec. 2016)|
|Subsidiaries||Nexon Korea Corporation
Nexon America Inc.
Nexon Europe GmbH
Nexon Taiwan Ltd.
Nexon Networks Corporation
NEXON M Inc.
Nexon Communications Co., Ltd.
Lexian Software Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Rushmo Co., Ltd.
Neon Studio Corporation
NEXON GT Co., Ltd.
gloops Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
Nexon Space Co., Ltd.
Rushmo America, Inc.
Big Huge Games
N Media Platform Co., LTD.
Nexon US Holding Inc.
i Digital Connect Co., Ltd.
Nexon (Hangul: 넥슨; RR: Nekseun) Co., Ltd. (stylized, trademarked and marketed as NEXON Co., Ltd. (Japanese: 株式会社ネクソン? Hepburn: Kabushiki gaisha Nekuson)) is a global leader in online games for PC and mobile. It services over 100 titles in over 190 countries. Nexon was founded in Seoul in 1994 by Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song. Nexon headquarters is in Tokyo, Japan. Nexon is currently a listed company on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Nexon Group was established in Korea on December 1994 and is currently based in Japan. It also has offices located in Korea, the United States, Europe and Taiwan. 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 one of their most successful titles 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 free-to-play online PC games in China.
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.
Nexon currently has the following subsidiaries: Nexon Korea Corporation, Nexon America Inc., Nexon Europe GmbH, Nexon Taiwan Ltd., Nexon Networks, NEXON M Inc., Nexon Communications, NEOPLE, NDOORS, Lexian, Rushmo, Rushmo America, Neon Studio, NEXON GT, gloops, gloops Vietnam, Nexon Space, THINGSOFT, Boolean Games, Fantage, Big Huge Games, wellgames, N Media Platform, NSC, Nexon US Holding, and iDCC.
Nexon America games
List of PC games
|MapleStory||May 11, 2005 (North America)||Fantasy MMORPG||Wizet||Live||maplestory.nexon.net|
|Mabinogi||March 27, 2002||Fantasy MMORPG||devCAT||Live||mabinogi.nexon.net|
|Combat Arms||July 11, 2008 (North America)||First-person shooter||Doobic Studios||Live||combatarms.nexon.net|
|Vindictus||October 27, 2010 (North America)||Action MMORPG||devCAT||Live||vindictus.com|
|Game Name||Nexon Korea||Nexon Japan||Nexon America||Nexon Europe|
|Yes||Yes||Yes||Merged with GMS|
|Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
|Legend of Darkness
|Yes||Yes||Closed (Now serviced by KOG Games)||No|
|Dungeon Fighter Online
|Yes||Yes||Closed (Now serviced by Neople)||No|
Known in Asia as Mabinogi: Heroes
|Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
|Crazy Arcade BnB
|Counter-Strike Nexon: Zombies||No||No||No||Yes
(via the Steam platform)
|War Rock||Moved to
|Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu||No||Yes||No||No|
|Counter-Strike Online 2||Yes||No||No||No|
|FIFA Online 3
|Epic of the Three Kingdoms||Yes||Closed||No||No|
2015 (North America)
(now serviced by WarChest)
Game Pipeline (In-house and through publishing agreements)
2015 and beyond
- MapleStory 2 (PC Online)
- Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online (PC Online)
- LawBreakers (PC Online)
- Dirty Bomb (PC Online)
- Peria Chronicles (PC Online)
- Aima (PC Online)
- Hyper Universe (PC Online)
- Tree of Savior (PC Online)
- Ar:pieL (PC Online)
- Legion of Heroes: Raid (Mobile)
- Super Fantasy War (Mobile)
- Mabinogi Duel (Mobile)
- DomiNations (Mobile)
- Monster Squad (Mobile)
- Durango (Mobile)
- Legacy Quest (Mobile)
- Gwanggateo the Great (Mobile)
- Travelers Tales Game (PC Online)
- Hero Sky (Mobile) developed by InnoSpark
- Need for Speed: Edge (PC Online) developed by EA Spearhead
- Heroes of Incredible Tales (Mobile)
- Oz: Broken Kingdom (Mobile)
- Dynasty Warriors: Unleashed (Mobile)
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- (Japanese)/(English) Nexon Corporation website