Nexon

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NEXON Co., Ltd.
Native name
주식회사 넥슨
Public[1][2][3]
Traded as TYO: 3659
Industry Video games
Founded 1994
Seoul, South Korea
Founders Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song
Headquarters

Tokyo, Japan[4]
Formerly in Seoul, South Korea

Global Offices
Seongnam-si, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
El Segundo, California, USA
Berlin, Germany
Emeryville, California, USA
Bangkok, Thailand
Key people
Owen Mahoney(CEO)[5]
Shiro Uemura (CFO)[6]
Ji Won Park (Nexon Korea Corp. CEO)[7]
Jungsoo Lee (Nexon America Inc. CEO)[8]
Keunwook (Kenny) Chang (Nexon Europe GmbH CEO)[9]
Revenue ¥183.128 billion (2016)[10]
¥40.661 billion (2016)[10]
¥20.133 billion (2016)[10]
Owner NXC Corporation in Jeju, South Korea
Number of employees
5,525 (Dec. 2016)
Subsidiaries Nexon America Inc.
Nexon Europe GmbH
Nexon Taiwan Ltd.
Nexon Networks Corporation
NEXON M Inc.
Nexon Communications Co., Ltd.
NEOPLE INC.
NDOORS Corporation
Lexian Software Development (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
Rushmo Co., Ltd.
Neon Studio Corporation
NEXON GT Co., Ltd.
gloops, Inc.
gloops Vietnam Co.,Ltd.
Nexon Space Co., Ltd.
THINGSOFT Inc.
Fantage.com Inc.
Boolean Games
Rushmo America, Inc.[11]
Big Huge Games
N Media Platform Co., LTD.
wellgames
NSC Corporation
Nexon US Holding Inc.
Nexon Thailand Co., Ltd.
Website http://company.nexon.com/

Nexon Co., Ltd. (Hangul넥슨; RRNekseun) is a South Korean video game company that specializes in online games for PC and mobile. It services over 100 titles in over 190 countries.[12] Nexon was founded in Seoul, South Korea in 1994 by Kim Jung Ju and Jake Song. In 2011, the company moved its headquarters from Seoul, South Korea to Tokyo, Japan.

History

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, Taiwan and Thailand.[12] Nexon developed and published its first title, Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds, in 1996, which the company continues to service.[13] Many title releases followed such as Dark Ages: Online Roleplaying, Elemental Saga, QuizQuiz, KartRider, Elancia, and Shattered Galaxy;[14] some of which are maintained by a company spun off of Nexon, Kru Interactive.[15] 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.[16][17] The game was localized in many locations such as Japan, China, Taiwan, Thailand, Singapore, North America, Europe, Brazil, and Vietnam.[18] Nexon is also the developer of Dungeon&Fighter, through its wholly owned subsidiary, Neople.[19][20] Dungeon&Fighter is one of the most popular free-to-play online PC games in China.[20][21]

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.[22]

On March 9, 2016, Nexon acquired Big Huge Games, a mobile game developer in Maryland.[23]

Nexon currently has the following subsidiaries: Nexon Korea, 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 Nexon Thailand (former iDCC).[11][24] In September 2017, Nexon acquired Korea’s cryptocurrency exchange, Korbit for $80 million.[25]

Games

Nexon America games

Game Launched Genre Developer Status Official Website
MapleStory May 11, 2005 (North America) Fantasy MMORPG Wizet Live maplestory.nexon.net
Mabinogi March 27, 2002[26] Fantasy MMORPG devCAT Live mabinogi.nexon.net
Vindictus October 27, 2010 (North America)[27] Action MMORPG devCAT Live vindictus.com

List of PC games

Game Name Nexon Korea Nexon Japan Nexon America Nexon Europe Nexon Thailand
Asgard Yes Closed No No No
Atlantica Online Closed
(now serviced under Valofe)
Closed
(now serviced under Valofe)
Closed
(now serviced under Valofe)
Closed
(now serviced under Valofe)
No
Chaos Online Yes No No No No
Closers
2015 (Korea)
Yes[28] No No No No
Combat Arms Closed No Closed Closed (now serviced under Valofe) No
Counter-Strike Online Yes Yes No CS Nexon: Zombies via the Steam platform[29] No
Counter-Strike Online 2 Yes Yes No No No
Crazy Arcade BnB
2001 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No No
Crazyracing Kartrider
2004 (Korea)
Yes Closed Closed No No
Crazy Shooting Bubble Fighter
2008 (Korea)
Yes No No No No
Cyphers Online Yes No No No No
Dekaron[30] Closed (now serviced under UbiFun) No No Closed (now serviced under Papaya Play No
Dirty Bomb
2015 (North America)
No No No (now serviced under WarChest) No No
Dungeon Fighter Online
2005 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed (now serviced under Neople) No No
Elancia Yes Closed No No No
Elsword
2007 (Korea)
Yes Yes No (now serviced under KOG Games) No Licensed to PLAYPARK
Epic of the Three Kingdoms Closed
(now serviced under Valofe)[31]
Closed No No No
Eve Online No Closed No No No
Everplanet
2009 (Korea)
Closed Closed No No No
FIFA Online 3
2012 (Korea)
Yes No No No Licensed to Garena Online (Thailand)
FIFA Online 4
2017 (Korea)
Beta No No No No
Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex - First Assault Online Closed Closed Closed Closed No
Legend of Darkness
1999 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No No
LOST SAGA Yes No No Closed[32] Licensed to Garena Online (Thailand)
Luminary: Rise of the GoonZu No Closed (now serviced under Valofe) No No No
Mabinogi
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Closed No
MapleStory
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Merged with Global version Yes
MapleStory 2
2015 (Korea)
Yes No No No No
Nexus: The Kingdom of the Winds
1996 (Korea)
Yes Closed No No No
QuizQuiz Yes Closed No No No
Shaiya Online Closed No No[33] No[33] No
Sudden Attack
2004 (Korea)
Yes Yes Closed No No
Sudden Attack 2
2016 (Korea)
Closed No No No No
Tales Runner Yes[34] No No No Licensed to PLAYPARK
Talesweaver
2003 (Korea)
Yes Yes No No No
Tree of Savior
2015 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes
(via the Steam platform)
Yes
(via the Steam platform)
Yes
Vindictus
Known in Asia as Mabinogi: Heroes
2010 (Korea)
Yes Yes Yes Merged with Global version Licensed to Garena Online (Thailand)
War Rock Closed (now serviced under DreamExecution No No Closed (now serviced under Papaya Play) No

Game Pipeline (In-house and through publishing agreements)

2015 and beyond

See also

References

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External links

  • (in Japanese)/(in English) Nexon Corporation website
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