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Wow. This is huge. Supercell, the game developer behind insanely popular money maker games including Clash of Clans, Clash Royale, Hay Day and Boom Beach, is being acquired by Chinese conglomerate Tencent for $8.6 billion. To action the purchase, Tencent will acquire 84% of shares in the company (including Japanese investment company Softbank’s existing 73% share). Despite the acquisition, Supercell will continue to operate independently from its home base in Helsinki. This new deal values the company at $10.2 billion.

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To give you an idea of just how valuable Supercell is, the company recently announced that 100 million people play their games every single day. Every single day. That’s insane. As is the amount of money Supercell rakes in from its various titles: Supercell reported revenue of $2.3 billion in 2015 with profits of $964 million. As you may recall, Supercell made headlines mid-year when it was reported the company made $5 million a day from Clash of Clans alone.

Supercell made headlines in 2015 when it was reported the company made $5 million a day from Clash of Clans alone.

One year before, in 2014, things were still ramping up to their eye-popping current status, but Supercell still took $1.7 billion in revenue and made half a billion dollars in profit. Not bad for a company founded in 2010. Fast forward to today and a $10 billion valuation doesn’t seem at all out of context. Supercell will only grow further now with Tencent’s access to the massive Chinese market.

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In case you’re wondering why Tencent bought a controlling stake in Supercell, you might recall that it also bought the game developer behind League of Legends – Riot Games – last year. Tencent also owns stakes in the game studios behind World of Warcraft and Gears of War as well. It’s purchase of Supercell not only makes Supercell the most valuable mobile game company in the world, but it also makes Tencent a even greater force to be reckoned with in the gaming arena.

The sale is expected to close in Q3, 2016 pending regulatory oversight.

Do you play Supercell games? How much do you spend on them?

Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a Senior Editor at Android Authority. He is a half-British Australian who lives in Berlin, travels a lot and is always connected to a laptop, phone, smartwatch or tablet (and occasionally a book).
  • Luka Bulatović

    As long as they don’t mess with the games and ruin them, I’m fine.

    • Bled

      They didn’t mess with LoL, so I guess they’re fine!

    • Jack Ma

      Tencent has acquired games before, it never messes with them.

  • watson111505

    I don’t spend any of my earned money on them. I use the credit survey money from Google rewards.

    • Diskus1

      …that you earned by definition.

      • watson111505

        Technically by definition yes.

  • Akash Jain

    Never spent a penny on them.

  • Diskus1

    Yes, love Clash of Clans. Clash Royale got too stressful. Played a year and a half, daily. Not spent any money on it.

  • Flyboy Pc

    I play Clash Royale and Clash Of Clans.Never spend a buck on in app purchases

  • Sarmad Hassan

    I play clash of clans very addictive game.I spend most of my free time playing this game.
    I have spend 1000 rupees on this game

    • Jason Harris

      Same here. I got the max amount of building on clash without spending any money.

  • My Galaxy Prime

    Over the past 2 years I’ve kind of lost track of how much I’ve spent but I’ve never played a game for 2 years straight so I don’t mind. Clash of Clans is my favorite game. So much so that I created 2 accounts. I just hope this new company doesn’t ruin SuperCell

    • Kris Carlon

      From what I’ve read Supercell will continue just as they always have: independently run with their small team structure and Finnish HQ. So let’s hope nothing changes.

    • Ah Soon

      Tencent is pretty big company for game, so dont worry, they also make Monster Hunter Online with Capcom

  • nullified

    Guess we will be expecting some in game ads?

    • fjdka

      No, the operation remains unchanged.

  • Cuntpunter

    Only retards play pay to win games.

  • Kenn Cheek

    I’ve gotta admit when i first started playing Clash, I put a total of $100 into it over 2014. Now, I’m hooked on Royale too. But I haven’t spent a dime since using Google Rewards. Rock On SuperCell!!!

  • peerpressure

    Love Boom Beach, tried clash of clans and Clash royale, couldn’t stand them. I guess I like the fact that in Boom beach, if you want to attack 5 villages in a row, you can. No waiting for your troops to rebuild, since you keep all your troops that survive.

    • Dien Tran

      What’s the problem with Clash Royale?

      • peerpressure

        Just didn’t like it much. I played for a few days and then deleted it. I didn’t like the gameplay mechanics.

        • Dien Tran

          Bummer, I actually enjoyed the mechanics compared to CoC ;)

    • XiriX12

      Are you sure you even played Clash Royale? I mean, it just sounds like the opposite. On Boom Beach if you attack a village and lose half your troops you can either attack with half your troops or “rebuild” them. On Clash Royal you don’t lose troops at all and can battle over and over…..

      • peerpressure

        I guess I should have been more clear in my opening post. Clash of Clans is the game where I don’t like the fact that your troops disappear each time. Clash Royale does let you keep your troops, but I didn’t like the gameplay itself. Thus, did not like either of those two.

        • XiriX12

          Ah, gotcha. Sorry, I got confused.

  • Hel Thanatos

    Hmm… Can you remove all updates in the past two years besides the last one?

  • Choda Boy

    I don’t play games like these that are based around microtransactions. IMHO, the games are not fun. They are chores that require constant participation, and/or real money. Nope. No thanks.

  • XiriX12

    I play Clash Royale and Boom Beach, but I can’t afford to spend money on them. I play Ingress and pretty much spend enough on that.