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Mobile games are -- ladies days and that has made it turning free download -- into paying customers are really tricky proposition for some companies.
Robert Gray joins us now of the special guest who has.
We had some success in doing that -- he's got to convince -- Robert.
Yeah that's right well -- Neil Young now he is a director of video game company DNA.
Is also the founder and CEO of the Japanese game -- US unit.
In -- -- it stands for next generation mobile company Neal thanks for joining us from San Francisco.
Listen DNA may not be a household name here in the states although the market cap on par with EA electronic arts bigger than Zynga.
For the nobody platform other people are downloading the games of facts are -- -- bahama number one -- the apple and android app stores -- more than two million users.
Forty million users globally one point eight billion in revenue last year you get the picture.
Pretty good -- here analysts about your daily user revenue rate way higher than what we're seeing in the states you have a dollar -- in some cases a lot -- that's Japan.
How do you get American users to start paying more like there -- Japanese -- gamer cousins.
Get up that dollar opt out -- by the average revenue pad daily active unique that you that you reference is actually from some of our titles here in the United States and I think.
You know what we've been able to do in Japan is build.
A range of experience -- and how to monetize.
Customers really effectively and we've been able to take that knowledge from.
From my Japanese unit and apply it to the games that we released here in the United States.
That you came from electronic arts right the world a big splashy Blockbuster titles here.
Sales are sliding and that John and are -- are we starting to see the disruption here where they were going to -- multiple screens are going to more mobile devices here.
And really how do you like incorporate these more into games here and in turn it into big profits which -- to -- the sixty dollar titles.
Well I think the -- business the traditional game business has been that undergoing huge transformation really over the course of the last few years to hand held gaming space.
Is really up ended by a apple and an android say he see companies like Nintendo with the DS pop almost sunny with a PSP platform.
Really getting disrupted by by by what apple and Google have done.
Does mobile operating systems that how those funds mobile operating system is really a misnomer should be -- consumer device operating system and as.
Those mobile operating systems moved from phones to tablets and eventually on to televisions I think you're gonna see that disruption.
That's fueling a huge change in the business and if you layer on top of that.
This sort of revolution around free to play -- You know anyone can access the software -- and then a percentage of the audience actually paid to purchase.
Virtual goods you get you get -- get a huge change in the market that.
That is making it difficult for some of those larger incumbent publishers to make a transition.
All right one -- is obviously a developing story we'll continue to follow along and didn't get to -- superheroes and transformers we'll talk more about that time next go around with the the licensing started entry into the Serena thanks your time Neil Young tracing back -- you.
Ever Greg its staff thank -- -- there.
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