We (the Group) aspire to uphold our philosophy: “We offer the world new excitement and richness to the daily life by connecting people through entertainment by aiming to achieve the vision of being a leader in the information technology revolution and become the world’s No. 1 entertainment company.”
We currently engage in the development and operation of online games with a specialization in native applications for smartphones and tablets. Additionally, in anticipation of the rapid expansion of the VR (Virtual Reality) market, we believe in the importance of establishing ourselves not only as early adaptors, but also as a dominant player in this space. Thus, we have begun providing VR Services to the community with a focus on investment.
(1) Native Application Services
We primarily develop, and operate free-to-play game content to app distribution platform partners such as Apple Inc.’s App Store and Google Inc.’s Google Play.
We provide this in the following 3 areas:
① Domestic Development
Domestic Development encompasses the distribution and operation of games that have been developed internally and locally by our various Game Studios in Japan. Brave Frontier, Phantom of the Kill, FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS (co-developed with Square Enix) as well as other domestically produced games in Japan have ranked high in the sales charts such as on the App StoreR and Google Play. We continue to commit ourselves to producing hit titles in order to increase our revenue.
② Overseas Publishing
Overseas Publishing encompasses the distribution and operation of successful game content developed domestically (in Japan), which we have selected to published globally. We are actively supporting our hit titles such as Brave Frontier, Phantom of the Kill and FINAL FANTASY BRAVE EXVIUS (co-developed with Square Enix) in the global markets and have been performing extremely well. We will continue to publish additional titles as the opportunity arises through our various global partnerships.
③ Overseas Development
Overseas Development encompasses the distribution and operation of games that have been developed internally by our Game Studios in international locations. We currently have two main development Studios in the Western and Asian Territories that are developing games for the global and local markets. We are committed to the development of high quality games and strive to produce additional hit titles.
(2) VR Services
VR (Virtual Reality) is the creation of a virtual environment presented in such a way that we are able to experience as if we were really there. The usage of HMDs (Head Mounted Displays) allows for an immersive as well as an intensive experience and is expected to provide a more realistic experience for games and applications alike.
In anticipation of the rapid expansion of the VR market, we see the importance of establishing ourselves not only as early adaptors, but also as a dominant player in this space. During the early stages of this growing industry that we are in, we will continue with our investment activities and provide growth support for VR-related companies through investment funds in Japan and overseas. Additionally, as the industry matures, we anticipate in committing to the development of VR content and aim to gain profit from VR services.