China (And Asia) Are Driving A Booming Global ESports Market

Lisa Hanson, Niko Partners

Ben Wu’s hard work in college led to a degree in biomedical engineering and a well-paid job at a Chicago trading firm. But in spite of being the envy of many of his peers, he quit after just three years to become a professional PC online game player. <Read More>

Forbes: China's Mobile Games Market Is Growing Up

Lisa Hanson, Niko Partners

Take a close look at the trends in the mobile gaming market in China, and you’ll see the signposts of an industry that’s evolving from fledgling upstart to mature market. <Read More>

Star Wars Underperforms In China As Cultural Differences Emerge

According to a recent article in the Hollywood Reporter, The Force Awakens likely won’t beat the $2.79 billion that Avatar earned to become the world’s top-grossing film. One reason is that Star Wars: The Force Awakens isn’t as strong in Asia , where Star Wars doesn’t have the same legacy. <Read More>

China’s mobile gaming industry will surpass the U.S. as it grows to $5.5B this year


China’s enormous population is giving it spending power that will outstrip even consumers in the United States this year in certain sectors — such as mobile gaming. Smartphone and tablet games should generate more than $5.5 billion through the end of 2015, according to a new report from Asia market-intelligence firm Niko Partners. <Read More>

Forbes: Garena and Tencent Shine a Light on Southeast Asia's Booming Digital Games

Lisa Hanson, Niko Partners

Although it may not have the international name recognition of Google or Facebook. Tencent is an industry titan. The company, headquartered in Shenzhen, China and publicly traded on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange for a decade, was valued at just over US$150 billion last year. It was also the fifth-largest Internet <Read More>