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News  16, May 2014

Korean mobile game Ace Fishing gets downloaded 11 million times

The game was ranked within top 10 on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store in 69 countries. 90% of its revenue came from Korea

Update: The article previously stated that 90 per cent of its revenue came from Korea when it was suppose to be outside of Korea. The correction has been made.

Since its release in the mobile gaming market, the fishing series Ace Fishing has been doing alright on its home turf of Korea.

Publisher Com2uS revealed its current stats to e27, stating that the game was downloaded 11 million times since its launch this March. The game was ranked within the top 10 on Apple’s App Store and Google’s Google Play Store in 69 countries. About 90 per cent of its revenue came from outside Korea.

While the US mobile market downloaded the Ace Fishing games 1.2 million times, it was China that came out on top with 3 million downloads. European countries Germany, France and Italy also generated 1 million downloads each. Guess this reinforces China’s positive stance with mobile and free-to-play games further.

Com2uS also highlighted the fact that Hong Kong achieved 700,000 downloads — which is considered great number given the small size of the region — with daily active user count reaching 200,000, making the series a rather popular title there.

The Korean publisher said that the aforementioned data showcased the company’s development ability and its global operation skills. That’s all well and good, but the real question is how the company will keep its mobile gaming ship afloat this year and the next.

Its answer? “For plans of 2014, we are preparing an integration platform of [the company] and Gamevil, which acquired around 20 per cent shares and management rights”.

Jonathan Toyad

Jonathan Toyad

If you want an elaborate answer on who would win in a fight between Ultraman and Godzilla, Jonathan Toyad is your man. A six-year veteran in the game journalism industry, he did words and videos for outlets such as GameSpot, GameAxis, IGN and Stuff.TV. Fears coyotes and scorched earths.

  • Per-Ola Ericsson

    90% of revenue from Korea!? For real?

  • dong

    out of korea~

  • Per-Ola Ericsson

    Ok! Cool, thanks Dong

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