Japanese gaming giant DeNA ventures into DNA with new genetic testing service

Japan’s DeNA built its empire from games for feature phones and desktop PCs, but its legacy in leisure isn’t stopping it from tackling more serious matters. The company announced today it has formed the aptly named DeNA Life Science Inc, a wholly-owned company subsidiary specializing in health care.


Struggling against new gaming challengers, DeNA sees revenues and profits plunge

The team at DeNA must be wearing out the minus buttons on their calculators. The mobile social gaming company posted its Q3 financial report (for October to December in human time) this afternoon, and all key numbers are down. DeNA (TYO:2432) has seen a 20 percent drop in revenue in the past year, and a 42 percent plunge in profits. DeNA’s revenue is down to JPY 41.7 billion – that’s $411.7 million – in Q3, and operating profit sunk to $112.5 million.