Netmarble is again rocking the Japanese game market following mobile MMORPG "Lineage 2 Revolution" in 2017, with its mobile RPG "The Seven Deadly Sins: GRAND CROSS" topping sales of Apple App Store in Japan 10 days after its launch.
According to mobile app market analysis website Gevolusion, The Seven Deadly Sins reached the top of sales for Apple App Store in Japan 10 days after its launch on the evening of July 13 and ranked fourth in sales for Japan's Google Play.
This is the first time that a Korean game has topped the sales list of Apple App Store since 2017 when Lineage 2 Revolution took place. The Lineage 2 Revolution had been the top seller of Apple App Store 18 hours after its release in Japan in August 2017.
The domestic ranking also remains at the top. Although 10 days have passed since its release, it has settled down as the top seller of Apple App Store and fourth-largest seller of Google Play. It is also the first time for a Korean game that was launched simultaneously in Korea and Japan to reach the top of the app store's sales.
Netmarble officially launched The Seven Deadly Sins: GRAND CROSS in South Korea and Japan on June 4. Prior to the launch, the number of pre-registrations conducted in Korea and Japan surpassed 6 million, and the company achieved the No. 1 spot in the free download rankings of Apple App Store popularity in Korea and Japan with only pre-downloads conducted before its launch.