Monthly Archives: September 2016

25 09, 2016

SAPPRFT Delayed Date for Licenses on Mobile Games Under New Regulations

2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 September 25th, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, The9|

Happy Mid-Autumn Festival! This past weekend, September 15th through the 18th, China celebrated its Mid-Autumn Festival. This annual festival is held on the 15th day of the 8th month of the lunar calendar with full moon at night. We hope you all got to enjoy a mooncake or two! The9 Obtains Rights for a Crossfire Mobile [...]

18 09, 2016

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary

2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 September 18th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, Garena, Giant Interactive, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Riot Games Celebrates 10th Anniversary Riot Games, famed developer of the hit MOBA League of Legends, is celebrating its 10th anniversary this month and also the full acquisition of the studio by China's largest (and most valuable) Internet company, Tencent. Check out the full overview in the LA Times, including quotes from Niko's Lisa Hanson and [...]

12 09, 2016

Battle of social networks in China

2017-01-15T14:38:56+00:00 September 12th, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia, Tencent, Vietnam|

Battle of Social Networks in China According to an article on InsideGamesAsia, there are many social networks in Asia whose popularity changes by country. Wechat from Tencent essentially owns China's social network market. In Japan and Taiwan, Line is known to be the primary social app, while Kakaotalk has been stubbornly clenching onto its throne in [...]

5 09, 2016

Tencent & NetEase Make Up the Majority of China’s Mobile Games Market

2017-01-15T14:38:56+00:00 September 5th, 2016|Categories: China, NetEase, Tencent, Vietnam|

Pokemon Go Unavailable in China Niko Partners' analyst Daniel Ahmad was quoted this week by Business Insider on how Pokemon Go has still not entered China. "'Pokémon Go' relies on Google Services for the game to run correctly," Daniel told Business Insider in an email exchange. "The game itself uses Google Maps as the game world [...]