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Bryan M. Wolfe
| October 15, 2013
Softbank Buys A Majority Stake In Clash Of Clans Creator Supercell
Japanese carrier Softbank Corp. and part-owned subsidiary GungHo Online Entertainment Inc. have purchased a 51 percent stake in Supercell. The deal is reported to be worth 150 billion yen ($1.53 billion), according to Nikkei. The Finnish-based Supercell has produced a number of games for the iPhone/iPod touch and iPad, including Clash of Clans, and Hay Day. GungHo’s titles include Puzzle & Dragons, Princess Punt, and Freak Tower. In July, Softbank completed its $21.6 billion merger with Sprint Communications. See also: Carrier Wars In Japan Result In iPhone 5s Going Free On Contract, and Clash Of Clans Updated With New Village Edit Mode, iOS 7 Support And More.