Monthly Archives: February 2017

Midnight Ban in China Combats Online Game Addiction

By | February 20th, 2017|Categories: China, Niko Analysis|

China’s Internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), published draft regulations back in October 2016 that are designed to protect minors (citizens under 18) online. An updated draft of the regulations was published last month and is set to be finalized shortly. These regulations plan to address growing concerns around Internet privacy, cyberbullying and online [...]

Chinese Companies Hold 46% Mobile Phone Market In India

By | February 13th, 2017|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Games, NetEase|

Chinese Companies Hold 46% Mobile Phone Market In India According to Counterpoint Research, Chinese companies were listed as four of the top five smartphone brands in India as of 2016. Vivo, Xiaomi, Lenovo and Oppo (which is now leading the way in China) were the four brands eating up India's market share. Samsung led the way, [...]

The 4 Things a Great Mobile eSports Title Needs in China

By | February 6th, 2017|Categories: China, Mobile Games|

Mobile eSports has grown to such an extent in China that it has become its own segment, separate from PC-based eSports. The Chinese government was quick to recognize the growing Mobile eSports market and the Ministry of Culture created the Mobile eSports Game Association in early 2016. The first Chinese Mobile eSports Games (CMEG) conference took [...]

Niko Partners: Top Predictions for the 2017 Digital Games Market in China and Southeast Asia

By | February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Niko Analysis|

In celebration of our 15th anniversary of delivering clients high-integrity market intelligence on the Chinese and Southeast Asian digital games industry, Niko Partners offers you our Top 15 predictions about the 2017 digital games industry in the markets we cover: Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 1. More than 500 million will [...]