With over 230 million registered users, Japanese free messaging app, Line, is poised to make large profits from its emoticon stickers sales. In a recent announcement, the company revealed that it sold 1 billion emoticon stickers as of this month. That’s one sticker for every 7 messages sent. This makes for an impressive earning of about 9.77 billion yen.
In other words, the company is selling approximately $10 million USD worth of stickers each month. Here’s what they are selling:
Luckily, I can express myself with just words, because I can’t afford to buy emoticons for every text message I send. Even if they are that fantastic.