Tencent and NetEase go head to head in the battle royale genre

Battle royale is currently the hottest genre in gaming and Niko dubbed 2017 as the first year of battle royale games. In 2017 we noted that PLAYERUNKNOWN’S BATTLEGROUNDS (PUBG) was the most popular game with over 30 million-unit sales on PC and Console. Fortnite was also gaining popularity thanks to its free to play model and [...]

2018-04-09T09:27:32+00:00 April 9th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent Financial Roundup

Tencent, the world’s largest games company and 5th biggest company overall in the world by market cap, reported very strong growth in 2017 driven by the gaming business. The company reported total net revenues of RMB 237,760 million ($37.8 billion) for the calendar year, up 56% YoY. Net revenue from Tencent’s games amounted to a little [...]

2018-04-04T19:49:28+00:00 April 4th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

We’ve opened an office in Bangkok, Thailand!

Niko Partners is thrilled to announce that we've opened a Southeast Asia office in Bangkok, Thailand. As Southeast Asia grows in importance to the global games industry, client demand for analysis on the region has grown as well. Niko analyst Tyler Sycamore is heading up the office and team. He'll be attending numerous conferences and esports [...]

2018-03-29T18:46:24+00:00 March 29th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent gets ‘Serious’ with its Games Business

Tencent (TCEHY), the largest digital games publisher in China, has confirmed that it will extend beyond traditional video games this year by launching ‘Serious Games’ with the primary purpose of solving real world issues. Serious Games are not a new concept, the Serious Games Association has held a conference every year since 2014 and since then [...]

2018-03-07T08:12:58+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

NetEase 2017 Financial Results Analysis

NetEase (NASDAQ:NTES) had a strong 2017, driven by growth across all segments. The company reported total net revenues of RMB 54.1 billion for the calendar year, up 41% YoY. Net Revenues from the company’s gaming segment were RMB 36.3 billion, up 30% YoY. The increase in gaming revenue was primarily driven by smartphone games such as [...]

2018-03-05T13:17:10+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent Targets Casual Mobile Gamers with WeChat Mini Games

The WeChat Mini Games platform is a hot topic. The platform is an extension of Tencent’s gaming business, particularly the Mini Programs platform, designed to target the casual mobile gamer. Tencent has long used WeChat as a marketing and distribution channel for its gaming business. Adding Mini Games will help grow both the number of mobile [...]

2018-02-05T15:59:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Our most popular articles of 2017

These were the top stories on the China and Greater Southeast Asia games market  In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from 2017, both from our own blog and from publications we contribute to. Since 2002, we’ve been publishing reports, analysis, and articles about the China and [...]

2018-01-24T11:29:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|