San Francisco – Social games
developer Zynga has received a $147 million new investment from Japan’s
Softbank, BusinessWeek reported, citing two people familiar with the deal. San
Francisco-based Zynga’s popular titles include "FarmVille" and
Citing the Nikkei business daily, Reuters reports that
Softbank would localize Zynga’s titles for the Japanese market, and jointly
promote its titles throughout Asia.
previously raised a $180 million round in December 2009, and recently signed a
deal to bring its social games to Yahoo’s platform.