Analyst: Overwatch Is Clobbering League of Legends (But Not NCSoft's Games) In Korea
Korean investment firm KDB Daewoo's latest document detailing NCSoft's financial status is more wide-reaching that its usual reports. In it, the company states that the launch of Overwatch hasn't had much effect on NCSoft's games in Korea, but it has signaled a marked downturn in League of Legends' presence in gaming cafes. Like I said, wide-reaching.
The report, which you can read in full here, contains over a dozen charts, but I've boiled them down into what seem to be the most relevant. Here's a look at how League of Legends, Nexon's Sudden Attack, and NCSoft's games have fared since Overwatch's launch:
The League decline is obvious, but NCSoft's games show little to no effect from Overwatch's presence, which KDB Daewoo attributes in part to a "recent event" in Lineage I.
Next up are a pair of charts that seek to combine Overwatch, LoL, and NCSoft and shows even more starkly just how big a deal Overwatch is in Korea.
Finally, we've got KDB Daewoo's predictions on how the rest of the year will turn out for NCSoft's games. I've added a red line to separate the past date from the future predictions:
Nothing too remarkable to see here, other than perhaps Blade & Soul settling down after its North American launch and a rather soft Q4 launch for Master X Master. Let's just hope you aren't counting on WildStar being revitalized by its Steam launch...
About the Author
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.
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