Sports game platform Mobcast hits 3.5 million users, eyes markets beyond Japan



Tokyo-based gaming company Mobcast announced yesterday that its sports-focused gaming platform now has more than 3.5 million users, adding about 380,000 new members every three months.

The company expanded its service to Korea back in February, intensifying its localization efforts by acquiring Korean gaming company Entercrews. Mobcast’s Korean gaming platform surpassed 600,000 users, and 300,000 of those have tried MobaSoccer, a soccer title where both Japanese and Korean users can simultaneously play a Japan vs Korea match. In addition to Japan and Korea, the company has expressed interest in expanding to South East Asian markets, and it has already established a local presence in Indonesia.

Mobcast Girls cheer and promote the game platform in Japanese media.
(Image: Mobcast website)

The company has been seeing good results in user acquisition, thanks to marketing efforts in partnership with sports TV shows and notable football clubs. The company parnered with FC Barcelona and shows off high-profile football players in its online soccer gaming app, including stars like Thierry Henry and Lionel Messi.

In a previous interview with the company’s CSO (chief strategic officer) Takashi Sato, he unveiled that the company is aiming to reach at least 30 million users in Japan, and one million users in Korea in this year. To learn more about the service, check out a couple of its commercials which we have included below.

Japanese TV commercial:


Korean TV Commercial: