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Clip Studio Paint Major Update Revised prices, increased revenue, and continual service

Celsys released the next major update for Clip Studio Paint, Ver. 3.0, for the illustration, comic and animation app, on March 14 worldwide for all major platforms. Celsys operates content production solutions businesses.

Learn more about Clip Studio Paint Version 3.0:


Clip Studio Paint was first released in 2012, and offered free updates to one-time purchase version for Windows and macOS for 10 years. The first major version upgrade (version 2.0) implemented in 2023 was well received, and due to a worldwide sales promotion, the number of units shipped increased, along with revenue and the number of users, raising the baseline for growth. We expect a similar effect with the major update available from March 14.

Version 3.0 will be available to users of the one-time purchase model by either signing up for a subscription or purchasing the new version at a discount in order to receive the latest feature updates. As a result, we can expect to generate revenue from an increase in subscription contracts and additional purchases of new versions from one-time purchase model users, thereby ensuring more stable and continuous service.

The price of the one-time purchase version is also being revised worldwide in conjunction with the major version update.

Example of price revision (Clip Studio Paint one-time purchase version)
Clip Studio Paint PRO
 ・One-time purchase: 5,000yen → 5,900yen

Similar price revisions will be implemented for other products and currencies in the lineup.

Celsys will continue to improve profitability through major version upgrades and price revisions, continue to invest in the development of new functions for Clip Studio Paint, and continue to provide a better creative environment for creators worldwide.

Changes in the revenue of Clip Studio Paint are disclosed in the Monthly Progress Report on the IR section of the corporate site.

Clip Studio Paint is used by over 35 million people* for the creation of illustrations, comics, webtoons, and animations. The app is available on iPad, Android, Windows, macOS, Chromebook, and iPhone, so creators can use it on whatever device they own. Known for its natural drawing feel and plentiful features, Clip Studio Paint is supported by illustrators, comic artists, and animators, and used by beginners and industry professionals alike.

Clip Studio Paint

* Includes free trial users and downloads of the iPad, iPhone, Galaxy, Android, and Chromebook versions.