Glossary

This Glossary includes our unique terms and abbreviations which are used in our Financial Information and presentation materials.

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1-Yen pachinko

Pachinko gaming with ¥1 charged per Pachinko ball leased for play. One of low-cost strategies by pachinko halls, in which they lease pachinko balls at lower rates.

A

Agency sales

Fields operate as an agent for pachinko/pachislot machines and receive commissions.

Amadigi

A collective term for a group of pachinko machine, which jackpot chance is around 1/100. Also called as "Degi hane".

ART

Assist Replay Time: Assist Time is added on top of the Replay Time for pachislot machines. (see also Assist time and Replay Time).

AT

Assist Time. An added function that enables pachislot jackpot by navigation.

B

Bisty Co., Ltd.

A manufacturer of pachinko/pachislot machines and a subsidiary of SANKYO CO., LTD., which has many hit products including “CR Neon Genesis Evangelion” series. Fields has a distributorship agreement with.

C

Chassis

A frame of pachinko/pachislot machines.

Contents

A collective term for IP (Intellectual Properties) with planning and development.

Creative and technology

Creative elements and technology.

D

DF (Digital Frontier Inc.)

One of the largest computer graphics production companies in Japan and a subsidiary of Fields.

Direct sales

An act that Fields sells pachinko/pachislot machines to halls directly.

Distribution sales

Fields purchase pachinko/pachislot machines from manufacturers and sell them to pachinko halls.

E

Enterrise Co., Ltd.

A manufacturer of pachislot machines and a subsidiary of Capcom Co., Ltd. Fields has a distribution agreement with.

Evangelion series

Series of pachinko/pachislot machines titled "Neon Genesis Evangelion".

Exclusive distributorship

An act that Fields exclusively sells pachinko/pachislot machines which the Company planed and developed with tie-up companies.

F

FS (FutureScope Corporation)

An online service company including mobile services and a subsidiary of Fields.

Fueiho

Shortened term for "Law on Control and Improvement of Amusement Business" Also called as "Futekiho".

G

Gambling aspects

A degree of gambling aspects that desire luck.

Gaming value

Presentation, music, and specification of pachinko/pachislot machines.

H

Hall(s)

Premise(s) for pachinko/pachislot gaming. The same as "pachinko hall(s)" and "parlor(s)".

HERO'S Inc.

A joint venture publisher between Shogakukan Creative INC and Fields. Launched "HERO'S Monthly" in November 2011.

Higher value-added

Making contents' value-added higher by putting creative elements and technology.

Hotsukyo (SECTA)

Security Communication Association, which receives applications for new pachinko/pachislot machines and test those in accordance with the specification standard, under consignment of the Public Safety Commission.

I

Indirect sales

An act of selling pachinko/pachislot machines indirectly to halls through agents.

Internal regulation

Rules voluntarily set by the industry association (Nikkoso) for game machines.

IP

Intellectual Property.

IPB (IP Bros. Incorporated)

A joint venture with NHN Japan Corporation and a subsidiary of Fields, operating a pachinko/pachislot site "Nanapachi".

L

Leased ball

Pachinko Balls and pachislot medal tokens leased at halls. Upper limit for charges per loaned pachinko ball and pachislot medal tokens is unified nationwide at ¥4 per ball and ¥20 per coin.

Leisure market

A market measured by spending during leisure time.

Licenser

Those who own copyrights and/or merchandising rights. The same meaning as publisher.

Light version

Pachinko machines which jackpot chances are set at relatively higher. "CR Evangelion - Evangelical of the beginnings - light ver", for example.

Low price rental ball operation

Halls' operating style in which they lease balls and medal tokens at lower than their upper limit (¥4 per ball and ¥20 per medal token).

LP (Lucent Pictures Entertainment, Inc.)

Lucent Pictures Entertainment, Inc. offers technologies related to animation and 3D, a subsidiary of Fields.

M

Max type

A collective term for a group of pachinko machine, which jackpot chance is close to 1/400.

MC (MICROCABIN CORP.)

A developer of pachinko/pachislot machines and a subsidiary of Fields.

Media

A collective term for outputs which monetize IP (intellectual properties), including pachinko/pachislot, game, TV, movie, online, mobile, etc.

Media crossover

A simultaneous promotion of contents through various media.

MOBAPACHI

A service which is mounted on pachinko machines by Bisty Co., Ltd. and links pachinko machines and mobile sites.

MOBASLO

A service which is mounted on pachislot machines by Bisty Co., Ltd. and links pachislot machines and mobile sites.

Mobile Field

One of operating segments in Fields, mainly engaging in the mobile contents business.

Multiple use

Using something through various methods and/or ways.

N

Nichidenkyo

Nippon Dendousiki Yuugiki Kougyou Kyoudou Kumiai, an industry association consisting of 27 pachislot machine manufacturers (as of April 2012).

Nikkoso

Nippon Yuugiki Kougyou Kyoudou Kumiai, an industry association consisting of 34 pachinko machine manufacturers (as of April 2012).

O

Online hall

Online virtual halls where people can play pachinko/pachislot simulators.

Operating rate

A rate which show how much percentages of pachinko/pachislot machines in the hall are played.

Other Field

One of operating segments in Fields, mainly engaging in planning and production of movies and TV programs, as well as planning, development and production of character goods.

P

Parlor(s)

Premises for pachinko/pachislot gaming. The same as "pachinko hall(s)" and "hall(s)".

Premiums

Goods which players can exchange with pachinko balls or pachislot medal tokens at halls.

Presentation

A collective term for such as reach, sound, and actions displayed on LCDs during pachinko/pachislot gaming.

PS

Abbreviation of pachinko /pachislot.

PS Field

Pachinko/pachislot (PS) Field, one of operating segments in Fields, mainly engaging in planning, development and sales of pachinko/pachislot machines.

Publisher

Those who own copyrights and/or merchandising rights. The same meaning as licenser.

R

Reel

A collective term for rotating mechanism of pachislot machines.

Reel-type game machine

A pachislot machine's official name defined in laws.

Regulation 5 machine

Pachislot machines based on revised "the Rules on Approval of Pachinko/Pachislot Machines and Certification of Models" (Regulation 5).

Regulation 4 machine

Pachislot machines based on previous "the Rules on Approval of Pachinko/Pachislot Machines and Certification of Models" (Regulation 4).

Rodeo Co., Ltd.

Rodeo Co., Ltd., a manufacturer of pachislot machines and a subsidiary of SEGA SAMMY HOLDINGS Inc., which has hit products including CR "Salaryman Kintaro" series and "Onimusha: Dawn of Dreams". Fields has a distributorship agreement with.

RT

Replay Time, a period of time during pachislot gaming when a replay probability is inflated allowing game with numbers of medal tokens maintained.

S

Setting

A setting of probability of jackpot chances of pachislot machines.

Shin-Nichi Technology Co., Ltd.

A developer of pachinko/pachislot machines and a subsidiary of Fields.

Specification

General specification of machines including jackpot chances.

Sports Entertainment Field

One of operating segments in Fields, mainly engaging in sports gym operation.

Synergies

An effect (synergistic effect) that more-than-two factors interact to produce higher value than simple sum of each factor.

T

Tsuburaya Productions Co., Ltd.

An affiliate of Fields, which representative work is "Ultraman" series.

U

Ultraman Foundation

A foundation to help present and future of children in the disaster zones.

V

Value up

An act of making value higher.

VFX

Visual Effects.