ownership for the World of Warcraft and Diablo games. These games are similar to Nordicplan’s product
with the fantasy MMORPG style with quests and character interaction, however Nordicplan offers an
innovative fantasy world and storyline that users cannot experience in either of these games.
NCSoft: NCSOFT is a South Korea-based online, video and mobile game development company that has
produced Lineage, City of Heroes, WildStar, Guild Wars and Aion.
Shanda: Shanda Games Limited (NASDAQ: GAME) is a leading online game developer, creator of Final
Fantasy and publisher in China. They are the creators of Maple Storm.
Nexon: Nexon Co. Ltd. is a South Korean developer and publisher of video games. Founded in Seoul
in1994, Nexon's headquarters is currently located in Tokyo, Japan.
Tencent: Tencent Holdings Limited is a Chinese investment holding company whose subsidiaries provide
mass media, entertainment, Internet and mobile phone value-added services, and operate online
advertising services in China. They are responsible for many free to play MMORPG games, its
headquarters are in Nanshan District, Shenzhen.
The Bottom Line
The current MMORPG industry is very concentrated with the most popular games on the market and
subsequent versions released. However, users will often switch when a when a new game enters the
market, particularly if it offers an innovative experience unlike anything else on the market.
Current MMORPG Market Share
AAA MMOTRPG Games