NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Mobile made almost as much as all NCsoft’s other MMOs combined
NCsoft 4Q 2018 financials: Cellular made virtually as a lot as all NCsoft’s different MMOs mixed
NCsoft’s financials for the ultimate quarter of 2018 are in, and it wasn’t the best report the South Korean gaming big has ever submitted. Whereas gross sales held largely regular, the fourth quarter noticed a dip in earnings, a lower of 41% year-over-year.
The place is the all cash NCsoft is making coming from? It’s nonetheless largely cellular, particularly Lineage M. The gross sales breakdown chart given to traders truly flattens and obscures simply how way more cash cellular is making than the usual MMORPG titles – virtually twice as a lot in 2018 as Lineage, Lineage II, Aion, Blade & Soul, and Guild Wars 2 all collectively.
Price noting right here for western MMO gamers is that Guild Wars 2 didn’t actually have a foul 12 months in any respect – in 2018, it made virtually as a lot cash because it did in 2017, even with out an growth.
Completely random: Did y’all know NCsoft owned a baseball group? I didn’t, however there’s a word within the report that some prices elevated “pushed by signing bonus for baseball participant.” That led me to the NC Dinos, a professional group in South Korea owned by the gaming big. It may be ex-Marlins participant Drew Rucinski, who was picked up by the Dinos on the finish of final 12 months. This has been an odd rabbit gap. You’re welcome.