Sony rumored to be marching after Club Penguin

Several blogs, including PaidContent, reported today that Sony is in "advanced talks" to buy ClubPenguin a social networking and online game site geared toward kids that was launched in October 2005. The price is reported as in the ballpark of $450 million.

The subscription-based (six dollars per month) ClubPenguin takes the form of a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG), where children play games, amass virtual goods, and interact with each other, all while participating as penguin avatars. According to PaidContent, the site rakes in about $60 million in revenues and is already profitable despite being fewer than two years old.

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btkadams4478d ago

yay...another gateway for predators.

kornbeaner4478d ago

It can be a gateway if parents are not present. If this is a geared towards younger children their parents should be with them anytime they are online anyway.

snoop_dizzle4478d ago

parents have to be responsible for their own kids. What a concept!