Conferences

Niko News: Overwatch Passes 30 Million Players

By | May 8th, 2017|Categories: Blizzard, China, Conferences, Niko News, Tencent|

Overwatch Passes 30 Million Players Blizzard Entertainment announced this week that Overwatch, its team-based shooter, has passed 30 million players since its launch a year ago. They recently announced hitting the 25 million mark in January. There is no clear delineation on what percentage of these players are on PC or Xbox One or PlayStation 4. [...]

ChinaJoy 2016: What You Need To Know

By | August 14th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, Conferences, eSports|

ChinaJoy 2016 ChinaJoy 2016, the largest digital entertainment expo in China, took place July 28th through the 31st. Over 900 exhibitors were keen to show off more than 4,000 new and exciting products to consumers. Passionate gamers from all across China traveled to Shanghai for the four-day event. This year was particularly successful with official figures [...]

Niko Partners ChinaJoy 2016 Recap

By | August 3rd, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences|

ChinaJoy 2016, the largest digital entertainment expo in China, took place July 28-31. Over 900 exhibitors were keen to show off more than 4000 new and exciting products to consumers. Passionate gamers from all across China travelled to Shanghai for the four-day event. This year was particularly successful with official figures showing that more than 325,000 [...]

The Exploding World of China’s VR Cafes

By | August 2nd, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Internet Cafes|

ChinaJoy 2016 This week is China's biggest gaming convention of the year, ChinaJoy. The conference is in Shanghai and it runs July 28th through the 31st. Let us know if you would like to meet with us! Internet Users in China Reaches 688 Million Data published by China Internet Network Information Center (CNNIC) shows that as [...]

Niko News: Q&A for China’s Newest Mobile Games Regulations

By | July 15th, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Mobile Game Industry|

Pokemon Go's Rapid Success The overwhelming success of Pokemon Go is the talk of all the game industry press worldwide this week, and is important news in China as well despite not launching there yet. Niko Partners is conducting a survey now on the use of Pokemon Go in China through VPN channels. We will write [...]

Tencent Consortium Acquires Supercell

By | June 27th, 2016|Categories: Conferences, Tencent, Vietnam|

E3 2016 Niko staff combed the halls of E3 2016 to see how Chinese firms would participate and what they would choose to reveal in this setting. Seventeen Chinese companies attended E3 this year, compared to 16 in 2015 and five in 2014. The list includes NetEase, Perfect World, Gamedo Co., Locojoy, MobileFish Co., Tencent (who [...]

World of Warcraft: the Beginning’s Massive Launch in China

By | June 20th, 2016|Categories: China, Conferences, Singapore|

E3 2016 One of the game industry's biggest annual events, the Electronic Entertainment Expo, is taking place this week in Los Angeles. We will have more updates and analysis on the Asian-related E3 news during next week's Niko News. In the meantime, as publishers continue to make their announcements throughout the week, we recommend checking out [...]

CMGE Purchased by Zhejian Century Huatong Group

By | April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Baidu, China, Conferences, Singapore|

Niko Partners Proud to be a Media Partner for Casual Connect Asia 2016 Location: Hard Rock Hotel, 8 Sentosa Gateway, Sentosa Island, Singapore Founded: 2012 Professional Attendees: 1,000 | Speakers: 150 Indie Prize Showcase Teams: 120 Location: Sentosa Resorts World Ballroom in Singapore. Get to know the developers and decision-makers of some of the world's fastest-growing [...]

Panda TV to Launch in China

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: China, Conferences, Mobile Game Industry, Thailand, Vietnam|

Chinese Mobile Gamers Gamelook cited Niko Partners research on Chinese mobile gaming in an article discussing how the domestic mobile games market will soon become the #1 market in the world, surpassing the US market revenue by the end of 2015. Market revenue has risen 6X in the past 4 years, and Niko's forecast for 2015 [...]

ChinaJoy 2015 Recap

By | August 7th, 2015|Categories: China, Conferences, Niko Analysis|

Correction In mid-August Niko Partners issued a post entitled ChinaJoy 2015 Recap. It summarized some of our observations at ChinaJoy. The entity that organizes ChinaJoy is called Howell Expo. Recently a representative of Howell Expo contacted Niko to say that two of our observations were misleading and we therefore are issuing this correction. 1. We wrote: [...]