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Lineage 2 M is based on the popular PC MMO Lineage 2, which released back in 2003. Publisher NCSoft created both the original Lineage 2 and this new mobile version. This shows that companies can find new players — and new revenue — by bringing aging MMOs to mobile, especially in Asia.
Along with this new title, Lineage has other hit games on mobile, including the action RPG Lineage 2: Revolution and Lineage M, a mobile game based on the original entry in the franchise. Together, Lineage has earned over $4.4 billion mobile.
Most of the spending in Lineage 2 M has come from Google Play, accounting for 84% of the $150 million total. Google Play also earned most of the game’s installs, accounting for 1.3 million of the 1.6 million total.
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This success shows the continued strength of the Lineage brand in South Korea, although Sensor Tower does note that the launch of Lineage 2 M has somewhat cannibalized Lineage 2: Revolution’s earnings.
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