OverviewThe9 is an online game operator and developer in China. Through 9Webzen Limited, a joint venture in which they own 51%, The9 has become a leading online game operator in China. They began to offer their self-developed online virtual community game the9 City in 2000 and commercialized it in December 2000. Currently, The9's business is primarily focused on operating MMORPG's.
They have also obtained exclusive licenses to localize and operate MMORPGs in China, including MU, World of Warcraft, Mystina Online and Granado Espada. Meanwhile, they're also working on proprietary online games, including MMORPGs. Joyful Journey West is the first side scrolling MMORPG developed in-house. The9's other products and services include game operating support, website solutions and advertisement services, and game-related short messaging services (SMS).
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