Monthly Archives: March 2015

Tencent Profits at $4B for 2014

By | March 30th, 2015|Categories: Consoles, Indonesia, Singapore, Tencent|

Sony PS4 & Vita Launched in China Sony PS4 and PS Vita were launched in China on March 20, 2015 after a 2-month delay. The price point of the devices is slightly lower than that of Xbox One, but specials exist for Xbox One too making it competitive in some situations. There remains a question of [...]

Forbes column: Garena and Tencent Shine a Light on Southeast Asia’s Booming Digital Games Market

By | March 27th, 2015|Categories: China, Forbes Column, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

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 valuedat just over US$150 billion last year. It was also the fifth-largest Internet company in the world and the [...]

Free report: Regulation of China’s Video Game Industry

By | March 24th, 2015|Categories: Uncategorized|

Niko Partners collaborates with Pillar Legal for the coverage of regulatory ins sues facing the Chinese digital games industry. Pillar Legal published the third edition of the “Legal Primer: Regulation of China’s Video Game Industry,” in January 2015. The first edition was released in 2010 and the second edition in 2012. You may download the full [...]

China May Revise One Child Policy Further

By | March 20th, 2015|Categories: China|

China May Revise One Child Policy Further China may further revise its family planning laws, after a relaxation in the controversial "one child" policy did not result in the expected level of increase in births. The goal was to increase the number of births, particularly for families where one of the parents was an only child. [...]

Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China

By | March 13th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Consoles, Indonesia|

Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) announced that more than two months after the planned launch, it will finally actually launch the PS4 and PS Vita in mainland China on March 20th. The company has not stated the actual reasons for the delay, but as Niko Partners [...]