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|

16 predictions for the 2018 games industry in China and Southeast Asia

In celebration of 16 years of delivering market intelligence on the Chinese and Greater Southeast Asian digital games industry, we’ve put together 16 predictions about the 2018 digital games industry in the eight markets we cover: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). China is the single most important market in [...]

2018-02-02T07:48:25+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Vietnam Snapshot: Southeast Asia’s fastest growing mobile games market

Originally published at Pocket Gamer With a population of more than 95 million and the world’s fastest growing mobile games market, Vietnam is worth a serious look from any mobile developer. To that end, we took a look at the recent rankings to provide a snapshot of the important trends in Vietnam’s mobile games market.* Chinese [...]

2018-01-19T20:30:11+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week’s headlines: Google Maps could return to China, Lego teams up with Tencent

Tencent and NetEase were the world's top grossing mobile app publishers in 2017 A new report published by Sensor Tower shows that Tencent and NetEase were the top grossing mobile application publishers across iOS and Google Play during 2017. Tencent’s Honor of Kings was the top grossing iOS game of 2017 with Fantasy Westward Journey from [...]

2018-01-19T08:21:35+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week’s headlines: Facebook bringing Oculus to China, Tencent market cap reaches all time high

Tencent’s QQ Speed tops the charts QQ Speed is one of Tencent's most popular franchises on PC, and now the game has instantly become one of the most popular for mobile. Tencent’s mobile version of the racing game launched on December 27, 2017 and achieved 10 million daily active users on its first day. On January [...]

2018-01-15T20:40:03+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week’s headlines: Esports drives gaming hardware growth, battle royale comes to Honor of Kings

China seeks to regulate Wild West of Esports The Director of Electronic Sports at the General Administration of Sports said in an interview that the next step in a growing esports industry is regulation and sustainability. Exactly how esports will be regulated and to what extent the government will dedicate resources to develop the industry are [...]

2017-12-07T18:05:16+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

This week’s headlines: Tencent goes all in on battle royale, China to become largest film market

The competitive ecosystem of PUBG We never would have predicted that a chicken could represent the battle royale genre. Do you know how to say “winner winner, chicken dinner” in Chinese? Thanks to the multiplayer game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the answer now blankets the Chinese internet: 大吉大利,今晚吃鸡 (“Luck be with you, tonight we are eating chicken.”) [...]

2017-11-30T14:45:25+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|