History

  • 1989
    Feb.
    Vector Design Ltd. Established.
  • 1993
    May
    Headquarters relocates to Nerima-ku, Tokyo
  • 1994
    Jul.
    Free software and shareware book with CD-ROM are issued.
  • 1995
    Dec.
    Website for PC software download, "THE COMMON for SOFTWARE" opens.
  • 1996
    Oct.
    Website name changes from "THE COMMON for SOFTWARE" to "Vector Software PACK".
    Nov.
    Company status changes from limited to public. Company name changes to "Vector Inc."
  • 1998
    Mar.
    Shareware remittance service "Share-Regi Service" begins.
    Oct.
    Website name changes to "Vector".
    Number of monthly users exceeds 1,000,000.
  • 1999
    Mar.
    Yahoo ! JAPAN becomes a shareholder of Vector Inc.
    Number of users of "Share-Regi Service" exceeds 100,000.
    Jul.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 100,000,000.
    Full-scale service for download sales of software houses’ products, "Pro-Regi Service," begins operations.
    Book sales business operations close.
  • 2000
    Jan.
    Business alliance with Softbank Commerce Corp. (currently Softbank BB Corp.) ) on PC software download sales forms. Third party allocation of shares is made to Softbank Commerce Corp. (currently Softbank BB Corp.). Softbank Commerce Corp. receives 46% of shares, becomes the largest shareholder of Vector Inc.
    Aug.
    IPO at NASDAQ Japan (currently Hercules).
    Oct.
    Number of sales of "Pro-Regi Service" exceeds 500,000.
  • 2001
    Jun.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 300,000,000.
    Dec.
    Number of total sales of "Pro-Regi Service" and "Share-Regi Service" exceeds 1,000,000.
  • 2002
    Feb.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 400,000,000.
    Jun.
    Business partnership with Softbank Commerce Corp. (currently Softbank BB Corp.) in "Electronic Software Distribution Platform" service established.
    Sep.
    Headquarters moved to Shinjuku, Tokyo.
    Oct.
    Support service for software houses, "Vector Sherpa Service," begins operations.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 500,000,000.
  • 2003
    Jun.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 600,000,000.
    Dec.
    Internet sales of PC software packages begins.
  • 2004
    Feb.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 700,000,000.
    Jun.
    Internet sales of PC hardware and peripherals begins.
    Information portal for PC games and software/hardware distribution website "Vector GAMES" opens.
    Jul.
    Information website for mobile phones with Java [TM] app support, "Mobile Game Channel," opens.
    Business partnership with Impress as software sales partner is established.
    Oct.
    Vector Inc. acquires Valumore Corporation, which specializes in sales of PC, peripherals, package software, etc., as a subsidiary.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 800,000,000.
  • 2005
    May
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 900,000,000.
    Sep.
    Software package and hardware sales business transfer to ValuMore Corporation.
    Oct.
    Comprehensive security service with monthly fee system, "Vector Security," begins operations.
    Nov.
    "Privacy Mark" approval acquired.
  • 2006
    Jan.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 1,000,000,000.
    Online game business begins operation and acquires the domestic market publishing rights for the MMORPG, "MicMac Online."
    May
    Blog service with billing function and reader control, "Vector maglog," begins operations.
  • 2007
    Jan.
    MMORPG "ArsMagna" launches.
    May
    Vector Inc. acquires all stocks of GAMESPACE24 from Success Corp. Success Corp. becomes a subsidiary of Vector Inc.
    Jul.
    "GAMESPACE24" renamed "VerX Inc.".
    Aug.
    VerX acquires online game business operations of ELEVEN-UP Inc.
    Number of Vector passport members exceeds 2,000,000.
    Sep.
    Vector Inc.’s online game business operations transfered to VerX Inc.
  • 2008
    Feb.
    Vector Inc. signs a business & capital partnership with GALA Inc. to pursue the worldwide expansion of online games.
    Jun.
    Portal website for PC games, "Free2Play," which focuses on Flash games opens. games.
    Nov.
    Portal site, "Win2Mac,"which specializes in Mac-related information, opens.
    Dec.
    Portal site "Vector Game Walk-Through Search," which provides information on console games (e.g. tricks, walk-through, rankings, release dates, game reviews, etc.) opens.
  • 2009
    Feb.
    Vector Inc. merges with VerX Inc.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 1,400,000,000.
    Vector Inc. establishes a business partnership for browser games with AQ Interactive Inc..
    Mar.
    Information exchange website for Windows(R)7, "Action Report List on Windows(R)7" opens.
    Apr.
    Browser game portal "Browser Game Time" and simulation RPG browser game "Dragon Crusade" open.
    Online game "Sangoku-Heroes" begins service.
    Aug.
    Mobile game "Kiss to My Prince" released on EZweb and Yahoo! Keitai.
    Oct.
    Mobile game "Kiss to My Prince for mixi" released on mixi application mobile.
    Dec.
    English version of Dragon Crusade, "The Seventh Dragon" begins service.
    Browser game "Magical Burage Gakuin" begins service.
    Mobile game "Otome Desk" released on EZweb and Yahoo!Keitai.
    Mobile game "Kiss to My Prince" released on i-mode.
  • 2010
    Jan.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 1,500,000,000.
    Mobile game "Otome Desk for mixi" released on mixi application mobile.
    Mobile games "Kiss to My Prince for mobage-town" and
    "Koiken!" released.
    Browser game "Kingory" begins service.
    Mar.
    Mobile game "Otome Desk" on i-mode released.
    Browser game "Dragon Crusade" begins service on Hangame.
    Apr.
    Browser game "Sengoku Seven" begins service.
    May
    Electronic Book Rental Service "Choiyomi!" begins service.
    Mobile game "Dragon Crusade mobile" on Mobage-town released.
    Onlinegame "Angelic Crest" begins service.
    Jun.
    Starts to provide softwares for Android to au one Market.
    Mobile game "Enmusu! for mobage-town" released.
    Mobile game "Kiss to My Knight for mobage-town" released.
    Jul.
    Browser game "Dragon Crusade 2" begins service.
    Online game "Rainbow Arch – Douwa Oukoku-" begins service.
    Aug.
    Number of mobile game members exceeds 5,000,000.
    "Smartphone service" begins to accept the entry of paid applications.
    Sep.
    Browser game"Browser Genjin" begins service.
    Mobile game "LOVE DUEL! for mobage-town" released.
    Online game "SOULALIVE ONLINE" begins service.
    Selected as "J-Stock Index" in new JASDAQ market by the Osaka Security Exchange Inc.
    The transfer of market segment to New JASDAQ’s "Standard" will be approved by the Osaka Security Exchange Inc.
    Oct.
    Android Application Market "AndroApp"Pre-Open.
    Selected as "JASDAQ-TOP20" in new JASDAQ market by the Osaka Security Exchange Inc.
    Game Service Starting at "Yahoo! Mobage".
    Nov.
    Browser game "Burage Keiei Juku" begins service.
    Dec.
    Games Release on "NICO NICO APPLICATION"
    Android Applications and Flash(R) Release to "Docomo Market"
    Mobile Game "Knights and Princesses" Released
    MMORPG "FULL METAL RIDE" Released
  • 2011
    Jan.
    Browser game "Burage Wars-MINISTRY OF WAR-" Released
    Mobile Game "ALCHEMI!" Released
    Feb.
    Browser game "SANGOKUSHI-BOKUJO" Released
    Mobile game "PSYCHIC GIRLS WAR!" Released
    Online game "DEMONS CODE" Released
    Mar.
    Browser game "Muteki! Cook-King" Released
    "Dragon Crusade II" Released on "Yahoo! Mobage"
    Apr.
    Mobile game "Kirameki!Love☆Team" Released
    May
    Mobile game "Oshaberi cafe" Released.
    Mobile game "Koiken!" smartphone ver. (iPhone) Released.
    Online game "Finding Neverland Online" Released.
    Browser game "Browser Ikkitosen" Released.
    "Finding Neverland Online" Released on Hangame.
    Jun.
    Replacement service of Android applications released to "mopia Market" begins.
    Online game "KNIGHTS of KINGDOM" Released.
    Jul.
    Browser game "Dragon Crusade2F" Released.
    Mobile game "Koiken!" smartphone ver. (Android) Released.
    Aug.
    Browser game "Blade of Dragon" Released.
    Sep.
    Online game "Magic World Begins" Released.
    Mobile game "Koiken2!! " Released.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 1,700,000,000.
    Oct.
    Online game "Sword of Rebellion" Released.
  • 2012
    Jan.
    Mobile game "PSYCHIC GIRLS WAR! " smartphone ver. Released.
    Feb.
    Mobile game "Love Duel!" smartphone ver. Released.
    Apr.
    Mobile game "Salary Man DDT" feature phone ver. and smartphone ver. Released.
    May
    Browser game "Midgard Saga " Released.
    Jun.
    Mobile game "Dragonia of the Eden" Released.
    Jul.
    Online game "ARK FRONTIER" Released.
    Aug.
    Number of downloads from "Vector" exceeds 1,800,000,000.
    Mobile game "Ikemen TV @ On Air!!" Released.
    Sep.
    Browser game "DIVINE GRIMOIRE" Released.
    Nov.
    Browser game "Web Sangoku-Heroes" Released.
    Dec.
    Browser game "Soranova" Released.
  • 2013
    Jan.
    Browser game "Demon Hunting" Released.
    Mar.
    A New Game Portal Site, "VectorGame" Rerelased.
    Apr.
    Online game "Gi Go Shock Master" Released.
    Jun.
    iOS Smartphone game "Arcana Magia" Released.
    Jul.
    Online game "BOUNDRA" Released.
    Nov.
    Browser game "Aster Gate" Released.
    Dec.
    AndroidOS Smartphone game "Arcana Magia" Released.
  • 2014
    Jan.
    iOS Smartphone game “Pocket Valkyrie” Released.
    Number of downloads from “Vector ” exceeds 1.9 billion.
    Jul.
    Browser game “SUPER BRAWL BASEBALL” Released.
    Smartphone search app “Kyou no gohan” Released.
    Aug.
    Smartphone game app “Daisuki number place!” Released.
    Nov.
    Browser game “BLADE RUSH” Released.
  • 2015
    Mar.
    Game pre-registration Media “Game Dash!” Released.
    Jun.
    Browser game “Magic Game of Calva” Released.
    Sep.
    Browser game “VELSTRISE” Released.
    Dec.
    Browser game “DRAGONIC AGE” Released.
    Browser game “HEXA WARS” Released.
  • 2016
    Apr.
    Number of downloads from “Vector” exceeds 2.0 billion.
    May
    Smartphone game app “Hime Rogue” Released.
    Jun.
    Browser game “NOAHTOPIA” Released.
    Oct.
    Browser game “REGRETIA” Released.
    Nov.
    Browser game “Nostalgique Girls” Released.
    Dec.
    Browser game “Rumble Burst” Released.
  • 2017
    Apr.
    iOS / AndroidOS Smartphone game “B.LEAGUE Dream Arena” Released.
    Jul.
    HTML5 game “Crypto Island” Released.

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