D3 Publisher

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D3 Publisher Inc. (株式会社ディースリー・パブリッシャー, Kabushiki-gaisha D3 Paburisshā) (also known as D3 Go! in the North American industry starting 2015) is a Japanese video game publisher and developer founded on February 5, 1992.[1] Current CEO and president is Yuji Ito, and It is known for its Simple series of low-priced video games. Their games have been released for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, Nintendo 3DS, PlayStation Portable, PlayStation Vita, PlayStation 2, PlayStation 3, GameCube, Wii, Xbox 360, Wii U, Android and iOS. The name stands for "Domain 3" and refers to the three publishing "domains" the company originally intended to enter - video games, music and books - although the company now exclusively publishes video games.

D3 Publisher Inc.
Native name
Kabushiki gaisha
Video games (Japan)
Mobile games (North America)
GenreVideo game publisher
FoundedMay 2, 1992; 27 years ago (1992-05-02)
Key people
Yuji Ito (President and CEO)
OwnerBandai Namco Holdings
Number of employees
22 (2019)
ParentBandai Namco Entertainment

Between 2007 and 2014, D3 Publisher owned a North Carolina-based game development studio Vicious Cycle Software.[2][3] In 2009, Bandai Namco Holdings gained a controlling share of D3 and currently owns 95% of its stock.[4] After the bankruptcy of Midway Games, the company became the publisher of Cartoon Network games from 2009 until 2014, when American publisher Little Orbit took control.

In 2015, D3 Publisher announced that D3 Publisher of America Inc. would rebrand as D3 Go! and that it would no longer publish video games but focus on publishing mobile games, but D3 Publisher Inc. in Japan would remain the same. D3 Go! is also expected to release some games from D3 Publisher Inc.[5]

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  1. ^ "D3 Publisher Games - IGN". Archived from the original on 2009-02-02. Retrieved 2009-08-15.
  2. ^ "D3 Publisher Acquires Vicious Cycle Software". Gamasutra. June 20, 2007. Archived from the original on August 30, 2015. Retrieved August 4, 2015.
  3. ^ "Little Orbit Acquires Vicious Cycle Software" (Press release). Little Orbit. September 4, 2014. Archived from the original on October 6, 2015. Retrieved August 1, 2015. The acquisition occurred in Spring of 2014...
  4. ^ Randy Nelson. "Namco Bandai announces intent to purchase D3 Publisher". Joystiq. Archived from the original on 2009-02-13. Retrieved 2009-02-12.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2017-03-24. Retrieved 2017-03-23.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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