Monthly Archives: April 2015

27 04, 2015

China’s Three New Free Trade Zones

2015-04-27T13:51:50+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Valve's Steam in China Valve's Steam entertainment distribution service has gained popularity in China over the past few years. China already ranks 6th worldwide for the number of games owned. The US share of Steam games usage is 18.1%, and China's is 4.0%, according to SteamSpy. SteamSpy lists DotA 2 as the leading game in China. [...]

20 04, 2015

Clash of Clans in China

2015-04-20T06:47:59+00:00 April 20th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, eSports, Philippines, Tencent|

Clash of Clans in China Read Lisa Hanson's latest post on Forbes.com regarding Clash of Clans and possible reasons for its success in China: Did you happen to see Liam Neeson's Super Bowl commercial for Clash of Clans? The numbers say you probably did. The one-minute spot featured the gravel-voiced Irish thespian self-parodying his popular character [...]

10 04, 2015

Shanda Games Going Private

2015-04-10T16:34:08+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Shanda|

Shanda Games Going Private Shanda Games has announced it will go private, leaving the Nasdaq where it is traded under the symbol GAME. Capitalhold Limited will acquire Shanda at $3.55 per share, valuing the company at $1.9 billion. Giant Interactive went private last year, and Perfect World also plans to go private. This means three of [...]

3 04, 2015

Foxconn to Buy & Sell Used iPhones in China

2015-04-03T12:18:07+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Gamers in South Korea Gamelook reported that South Korea has a population of 51,340,000 people, more than 88% of which are active internet users. Some of them even own more than one smartphone, making the user penetration 109%. 32,400,000 people are active mobile internet users, making 63% of total population. The #1 social network app in [...]