Monthly Archives: February 2015

NetEase Opens North America Office

By | February 26th, 2015|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, NetEase, Niko Analysis, Philippines|

Niko on Forbes.com Check out Lisa Hanson's latest Forbes.com post, which was promoted on the Forbes Asia homepage. The article is The Chinese Internet Gets a Stronger Backbone. It has lots of interesting facts about the Internet infrastructure. NetEase Opens North America Office NetEase (NASDAQ: NTES) set up an office in North America, located in California, [...]

The Chinese Internet Gets A Stronger Backbone

By | February 24th, 2015|Categories: China, Forbes Column|

China’s Internet users are about to get a major upgrade. This past October, the Chinese government completed a two-year, 2.92 billion RMB project to dramatically build out the country’s core Internet infrastructure. This upgrade will have a profound effect across the country, increasing the speed and decreasing the cost of an Internet connection, and we expect [...]

Happy Year of the Goat!

By | February 19th, 2015|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Singapore, Xiaomi|

Happy New Year! Happy Year of the Goat! - 羊年快乐! We're looking forward to an exciting 2015 and our 13th year of providing high integrity market intelligence reports and services on the Chinese and Southeast Asian digital games markets to clients around the world. Supercell to Deliver In-Game Red Envelopes Supercell, global powerhouse mobile game developer [...]

Niko’s Predictions for China’s Digital Gaming Industry in 2015

By | February 11th, 2015|Categories: Niko Analysis|

2015 will be an exciting time for the multibillion-dollar digital games industry in China. We’re going to see a number of developments in the coming year, including changes in gamer preferences, company ownership patterns, and hardware availability. These trends will create opportunity for companies able to discern and anticipate the upcoming shifts. Because one thing is [...]

Indonesia Plans to Boost Game Industry

By | February 5th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

NBA Partnership with Tencent The NBA announced a 5-year partnership with Tencent stating that Tencent will be the league's Exclusive Official Digital Partner of live NBA games in China for the next five seasons. Beginning next season, fans will no longer able to watch NBA games on Sina.com, letv.com and v.qq.com, but only on Tencent's platform. [...]