Monthly Archives: May 2014

29 05, 2014

Sony to Launch PS4 in China

2014-05-29T08:09:59+00:00 May 29th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia|

Sony to Launch PS4 in China A month after Microsoft's announcement that it will launch the XboxOne in China in September in its joint venture with Shanghai-based BesTV, Sony has announced that it will form two JVs with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development (owner of the famous Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong in Shanghai) to bring [...]

22 05, 2014

Guild Wars 2 Launch in China

2014-05-22T10:01:29+00:00 May 22nd, 2014|Categories: China, Kong Zhong, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Guild Wars 2 Launch in China Guild Wars 2 launched in open beta May 8th, and officials say that 500,000 preorders were placed in April. This is a unique game because it is highly anticipated yet it has a pay-up-front business model, whereas nearly all popular games in China are free to play with in-game purchases. [...]

19 05, 2014

Tencent’s Q1 Results

2014-05-19T06:58:40+00:00 May 19th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Tencent's Q1 Results Tencent's Q1 net income rose by 60% to $1.04 billion USD, well higher than analyst estimates, boosted by mobile gaming revenue. The business division that houses the gaming revenue saw a 35% jump in revenue and saw significant impact from smartphone games distributed via wildly popular messaging app WeChat. There are now 396 [...]

9 05, 2014

China’s Mobile Carriers Launch Game Plan

2014-05-09T11:46:33+00:00 May 9th, 2014|Categories: China, China Telecom, Consoles, Southeast Asia|

China's Mobile Carriers Launch Game Plan During the GMIC conference in Beijing May 5-6, the three largest Chinese mobile carriers jointly launched the "Double Hundreds Plan." The plan says they will jointly develop 100 mobile games to generate monthly revenue of more than 1 million RMB ($160,000), per title. Bloomberg reported that the carriers will have [...]

1 05, 2014

Chinese PC Online Games Market Expected To Double From 2013 to 2018

2014-05-01T11:42:05+00:00 May 1st, 2014|Categories: Press Releases|

Growth from $11.9 billion to $23.4 billion in spite of losing share to mobile games SAN JOSE, Calif. - May 1, 2014 - Niko Partners, the leader in Asian Games Market Intelligence™, today announced the availability of Chinese PC Online & Console Games Market Report 2014, the latest market update. The report includes detailed data on [...]