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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Niko’s 2015 Predictions for China’s Digital Games Industry: In this bulletin we lay out our predictions of what to expect in the digital games market in China this year. Download it here for free.
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 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 [...]
Why Hasn't the PS4 Launched in China? Niko reviewed several news items in China and it seems that the delay in the launch of PS4 is really based on the ability to unlock the region-lock controls on games and PSN, which would give access to content other than that approved by the Ministry of Culture for [...]