SEOUL, South Korea, Aug. 19, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- GRAVITY Co., Ltd. (Nasdaq:GRVY) ("Gravity" or "Company"), an online game developer and publisher based in South Korea, today announced its unaudited financial results for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010, prepared in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States.

Revenues for the second quarter ended June 30, 2010 was KRW 11,326 million (US$ 9,756 thousand), representing a 1.9% increase from KRW 11,119 million for the first quarter ended March 31, 2010 ("QoQ") and a 19.2% decrease from KRW 14,018 million for the second quarter ended June 30, 2009 ("YoY").

REVIEW OF FINANCIAL RESULTS

Revenues

Royalty and licensing fee revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were KRW 6,572 million (US$ 5,661 thousand), representing a 1.4% increase QoQ from KRW 6,484 million but a 21.3% decrease YoY from KRW 8,350 million. The decrease YoY was primarily due to the decreased revenues in the Japanese market.

Subscription revenues for the second quarter of 2010 were KRW 2,691 million (US$ 2,317 thousand), representing a 10.5% increase QoQ from KRW 2,435 million but a 9.7% decrease YoY from KRW 2,980 million. The increase QoQ was driven by the increased revenues in the United States and Canada. The decrease YoY was primarily driven by the decreased revenues in Korea.

Mobile game revenues were KRW 1,840 million (US$ 1,585 thousand) for the second quarter of 2010, representing a modest increase QoQ from KRW 1,839 million and a 5.0% increase YoY from KRW 1,752 million.

Character merchandising, animation and other revenues were KRW 223 million (US$ 193 thousand) for the second quarter of 2010, representing a 38.2% decrease QoQ from KRW 361 million and a 76.2% decrease YoY from KRW 936 million. The decreases QoQ and YoY were primarily due to decreased revenues from sales of Ragnarok DS and decreased royalty revenues from Ragnarok character merchandising.