A single mobile game is believed to be generating incredible sales figures in Japan.
According to analyst Serkan Toto, drawing on GungHo’s latest financial report, the company made ¥8 billion ($92 million) in sales in January 2013.
Various factors suggest Puzzle & Dragons makes up the vast majority of this figure, with estimates putting the single game’s contribution as high as ¥7 billion ($75.5 million).
Gamasutra interprets the figures to suggest that the game is bringing in up to $2 million in micro-transaction sales per day – and is only climbing.
Puzzle & Dragons is a match three game which recently released in the west. It’s unusual for a Japanese mobile game in that it is a stand-alone app, unattached to platforms like Mobage and GREE. You can get in on Google Play or the App Store; it’s free-to-play.
GungHo found something to spend its money on recently – Shadows of the Damned and Lollipop Chainsaw developer Grasshopper Manufacture.