Monthly Archives: September 2014

Xbox One Launch in China Delayed

By | September 25th, 2014|Categories: Alibaba, China, Consoles|

China's BesTV (Xbox Partner) and Oriental Pearl (Sony Partner) May Merge Niko has written in the Niko News (5/29) that it is interesting that Microsoft's Chinese JV partner for Xbox One (BesTV) and Sony's Chinese JV partner for PS4 (Oriental Pearl Culture Development) are owned by the same parent company, the Shanghai Media Group, which in [...]

Smartphone Ownership on Rise in China and Vietnam

By | September 18th, 2014|Categories: China, Conferences, Consoles, Southeast Asia, Vietnam|

Niko Partners at GamesBeat On Tuesday Sept 16th Niko Partners' own Michele Maguire was the moderator for a fireside chat with Jeff Lyndon, co-founder of iDreamSky, at the GamesBeat conference in San Francisco in a track called "Why China has become the hottest games market." The Xbox One in China Chinese consumers are gearing up for [...]

Steam May Be Coming to China

By | September 14th, 2014|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Shanda|

Steam Rumored to Come to China An article in 17173.com states that Steam appears to be gearing up for a China launch in 2015, and is currently in regulatory review for that to happen. There is a simplified Chinese version of Steam already but the digital distribution platform has not yet been approved for the Chinese [...]

Xbox One Pricing in China

By | September 4th, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Indonesia, Kong Zhong, Niko Analysis, Xiaomi|

China Leading the Way for Mobile Games Distribution via Mobile Chat Apps Check out Lisa Hanson's latest article on Forbes.com. In it she discusses the interesting opportunity for mobile games distribution via mobile chat apps, using the example of Tencent's WeChat as one that is leading the pack globally. Xbox One Pricing in China BesTV has [...]