DeNA Co., Ltd. (JP)(CN) (pronounced DNA) is a Japanese based mobile gaming company that in 2015, Nintendo partnered with for their mobile expeditions.


The company formed in 1999 to launch an online auction service, but has since then, moved mainly towards games. They were a major developer on "dumb" mobile phones when they were popular in Japan. In 2010, they launched their Mobage service, one of the largest mobile game service in Japan. Disney partnered with them to create mobile games in 2012.

Nintendo Partnership[]

The partnership was formally announced in a press conference on March 17, 2015. Under this partnership DeNA would produce mobile games using Nintendo IPs and help create a membership program that substitutes for Club Nintendo. They have also exchanged stock with DeNA getting 1% of Nintendo's stock and Nintendo owns 10% of DeNA. This puts Nintendo as the second biggest shareholding company. The alliance led to the Nintendo Account system.

In November 2022, Nintendo and DeNA announced a joint venture company called Nintendo Systems Co., Ltd.. The company is for further development of the Nintendo Account system. Nintendo operates the company as a subsidiary with it owning 80% and DeNA owning 20%


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