Vector Inc.’s mission is to keep providing “Convenience” and “Enjoyment” of various services into many people’s daily life. We were pleased to celebrate the 25 anniversary in February 2014.
1st Stage: Software Publishing Business
As the first business, Vector published “Free Software Shareware PACK 2000” in the summer of 1994. It was a paper book with CD-ROM including the collection of many kinds of software. We had operated this business for five years as our first main business.
2nd Stage: Software Download Services
As the internet become widespread, we decided to end up the paper book based distribution and switched to the distribution through internet. We have started this service in 1995, when internet was in the predawn.
Because we have started this service at the very beginning of the internet world, we could have acquired the position as the dominant player in Japan. Currently, the number of free software and shareware introduced in our site is over 120 thousand, and the accumulated total downloads is over 1.9 billion. We have kept being the largest software -download- service provider in Japan.
3rd Stage: Online Games Business
In the first and second stage, we have provided “convenience” to help people for finding new software when they need. And now, as the third business, we are focusing online game business to provide “enjoyment” for many customers.
We launched the Client-Server based online game service in July 2006. In April 2009, we started browser game service named “Vector Game” which is the first web game portal site in Japan.
Also in August 2009, we launched the first mobile online game and entered the field of mobile online game business.
Vector Inc. has become one of the leading online game company in Japan. And 70% of the total sales in the previous fiscal year ended by March 2014 were made by the online game business. We are focusing and expanding this new business.
Forecast of this fiscal year
Online Games Business
In Client-Server based online game business, we will keep the sales of games currently in service because it’s difficult for us to acquire new users year by year.
In Browser game business, we will make our best efforts to increase the sales by releasing many new games because we have possibilities to get new users from many other game management sites.
In Smartphone game business, we decide to change the policy to acquire the license from foreign developers and intend to develop our original game to meet the needs and the interests of users.
Software Download Services, Site advertising sales business
As for Software Download business and Site Advertising business, we are still faced with severe business situation.
Although there are continuously special procurements by the end of support for Windows XP in this term, the software market for personal computers is still reduced.
We will improve the efficiency of management and will keep the profits even if operating income is decreased.
We have some plans to provide new services for smartphone and tablet computer market.
Vector Inc. is having continuously ambition and developing new service. Vector Inc. promises to push on toward the improvement of corporate value.
We appreciate your continued support and encouragement.
Together with society
Vector Inc. will become a reliable company by observing social ethics and implementing sound corporate activities, while helping to build a better society through corporate activities.
Together with our customers
Vector Inc. will aim to always provide highly satisfactory services to our customers by capturing their needs precisely from customers’ perspectives.
Together with our shareholders
Not being satisfied with the present situation, Vector Inc. will make efforts to raise the corporate value while always being aware of the need to create and to improve.
We will also strive to increase confidence in our company by appropriately managing and disclosing information.
Together with our employees
We here at Vector support all employees in their endeavors and foster the development of their abilities so that we all may realize our goals and grow together.