HONG KONG, Apr 28, 2010 - (ACN Newswire) - Kingsoft Corporation Limited ("Kingsoft" or the "Company"; SEHK stock code: 3888), a leading applications and entertainment software developer, distributor and service provider in China, has announced that Kingsoft WPS Office (named "Kingsoft Office" in Japan) 2010 Japanese USB Edition has ranked first in the authoritative website BCN Japan Weekly Integrated Software Sales Chart between 19 and 25 April. This leadership sales performance demonstrates the breakthrough successes that WPS Office has achieved in the Japanese market.
BCN compiles the ranking of the sale volume of PC and digital home appliances in Japan. The information is based on the actual POS sales data collected from all stores and PC stores in Japan. According to BCN, Microsoft Office 2007 and Kingsoft Office 2010 Japanese CD-rom Version ranked second and third in terms of sales volume in the same week.
Since Kingsoft entered the Japanese market in 2005, its WPS Office Japanese Version has recorded strong sale volumes growth, currently ranking second in market share, after Microsoft. In July 2009, Kingsoft WPS Office was awarded as "Rakuten Most Valuable Professional Office Software in 2009 1H" by Rakuten, the largest e-commerce platform in Japan. As at September 2009, Kingsoft WPS Office was adopted by over 341 higher education institutions, secondary and primary schools in Japan. The total sales revenue of Kingsoft WPS Office in Japan have even exceeded those in China since last October.
Mr. Pak Kwan Kau, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Kingsoft, said, "The outstanding performance of Kingsoft Office in Japan marks major market acceptance of Kingsoft's applications software. The rapid growth of Kingsoft's applications software business in Japan has continuously contributed to the increase of Kingsoft's income, which shows the market leadership of Kingsoft office in Japan and underscores the potential of this market. Due to Japan's strong intellectual property protection regime, it enhances the strong competitive edge of the highly functional yet reasonably-priced Kingsoft WPS Office. The Company strongly believes that better protection of copyright in China would create enormous scope to boost Kingsoft's applications software business there as well. The Company will leverage its successful experience in Japan to develop other potential overseas markets."
For more details about BCN integrated software sales chart, please visit: http://bcnranking.jp/category/subcategory_0092.html
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Source: Kingsoft Corporation Limited
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