Monthly Archives: March 2014

Niko News Roundup: Tencent’s Q4 Results

By | March 27th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Tencent, The9|

Tencent's Q4 Results Tencent is the most important online game company in China based on it having the largest market share. The company released its Q4 financial report and these are the summarized statistics: Q4 Revenue: RMB16.97 billion, increased by 40% YOY. Q4 Net profit: RMB 3.93 billion, increased by 13%. 2013 total revenue: RMB 60.44 [...]

NIKO ANALYSIS: Publicly Traded Chinese PC Online Game Operators Take on Mobile Gaming

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: China, Niko Analysis|

Originally posted on Forbes.com: Several publicly traded Chinese PC online game companies have broken from their stance of focusing only on PC online games by recognizing the trend for the future is the mobile platform. These companies are now scrambling to reinvent themselves in order to catch the boat before newer mobile-only game companies get too [...]

NIKO ANALYSIS: Why MMORPGs Continue To Be Big Money Makers In China

By | March 26th, 2014|Categories: China, Niko Analysis|

Originally posted on Forbes.com: In my 12 years of analysis on the games industry in China as managing partner of Niko Partners it has become clear that Chinese gamers can be very passionate about PC online gaming. PC online games can be client-software based (require a client installation) or web-browser based (no client software installation). Web-browser [...]

Niko News Roundup: Alibaba to IPO in US

By | March 19th, 2014|Categories: ChangYou, China, Conferences, Consoles, The9|

Alibaba to IPO in US Watch for this IPO - it will be very big, and very important. Alibaba is contending with Tencent and is related to and impacting Yahoo. Another IPO to watch in the US is Sina Weibo, China's huge microblogging service Niko Partners at GDC Lots of Chinese and other Asian game companies are [...]

Niko News Roundup: Strategic Partnerships Increasing in China

By | March 6th, 2014|Categories: China, Kong Zhong, Mobile Game Industry, Perfect World, Southeast Asia|

Chinese Games vs. Japanese Games Yi Ren, CEO of DeNA China, was interviewed by Gamelook and talked about his understanding in different features between Chinese and Japanese mobile game market. Mr. Ren said that Japanese mobile games are known for the low quantity, high quality and long life cycle. Japanese gamers grew up with console game [...]