NCSoft has long been one of the top games publishers in Asia but seems to be struggling to keep its footing as such. In today's Free Zone, we take a look at NCSoft and what just may lie ahead for its future. Keep reading!
And what of NCsoft? Like probably the vast majority, I did not expect to see it ranked as low as fourth. Neowiz took over second place last year, well back of the top spot with sales of 666.7 billion won ($571 million). Its primary contributor was CrossFire, which holds a clear lead on the Chinese CCU list with a huge total of 3.5 million. This raises the possibility - and maybe even a pretty decent probability - that 2011 saw WoW knocked off its long-held global leadership perch as I speculated might happen a while back.
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