Nintendo To Smartphone Game Makers: You Can Only Gouge Our Players So Much

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An anonymous reader quotes a report from Ars Technica: Wall Street Journal reporter Takashi Mochizuki took a Wednesday opportunity to review one game maker’s financial reports: CyberAgent Inc, maker of smartphone games like the Nintendo-published Dragalia Lost. This report, published at the end of January, made vague allusions to a single smartphone game dragging the company down. Quoting from the company’s own English-language press release: “At the time of the original earnings forecast announcement on October 25, we looked a new game title made a good start [sic]. However, its performance is being slower than we expected as of today.” That resulted in a whopping 20-percent drop in revenue expectations in the company’s gaming sector, from 50 billion yen to

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