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March 29, 2015 20:00 ET

Chartboost Opens Japan Office to Support Rapidly Growing Asian Mobile Gaming Market

Industry-Leading Technology Platform for Mobile Games Expands Into Japan and Hires Yoshikazu Furuhata to Lead the Tokyo Office

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and TOKYO, JAPAN--(Marketwired - Mar 29, 2015) - Chartboost, the largest mobile games-only platform to increase revenue and discover new players, today announced the opening of a new office in Tokyo, Japan, to bring their powerful monetization and advertising technology to the Japanese mobile game market. Led by Country Manager Yoshikazu Furuhata, the Tokyo office will better serve both Japanese game publishers aiming to reach new global audiences, as well as those who wish to enter Japan's growing mobile gaming market from abroad.

"The Japanese smartphone game market is growing rapidly, and Chartboost is uniquely positioned to empower Japanese mobile game developers to reach an international audience," said Maria Alegre, CEO and Co-Founder of Chartboost. "By powering over 150,000 games to more than 600 million monthly active players worldwide across 20 billion monthly game sessions per month, Chartboost provides mobile developers the exposure and data they need to grow their mobile games business in one of the fastest-growing markets in the world."

In 2014, the Japanese smartphone game market was $5 billion, but a recent industry study predicts that by 2016 it will reach up to $8 billion. Mobile game development has exploded in Japan, with a 237 percent increase in native mobile games from 2012 to 2013, and 134 percent growth from 2013 to 2014.

"The Japanese mobile game market is growing quickly, but the infrastructure has yet to catch up. Chartboost's technology empowers mobile developers to find new players and monetize their games through increased advertising revenue and greater transparency of their campaigns," said Yoshikazu Furuhata, Chartboost's Country Manager for Japan. "We look forward to helping mobile developers reach the emerging Japanese gaming market."

About Chartboost
Chartboost is the largest mobile-games only platform to increase revenue and discover new players. Chartboost's technology provides mobile game developers with free cross promotion, a free developer-to-developer direct deals ad marketplace, the largest mobile games-only ad network with interstitial and mobile video ads, plus robust app analytics. Chartboost powers over 150,000 games with 600 million monthly active players and drives over 20 billion monthly game sessions per month. Chartboost is a Sequoia-backed company with offices in San Francisco, Tokyo and Amsterdam. For more information, please visit www.chartboost.com

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