Consoles

Sony PlayStation in China – Two Years In

By | May 17th, 2017|Categories: Consoles, Niko Analysis|

Sony has just celebrated its second year of selling the PlayStation 4 in China. The console originally launched in China mainland back in March 2015 and since then, Sony and rival Microsoft have been trying to grow the appeal of consoles in the country. With a population of over 1.3 billion, one may think that it [...]

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, [...]

China’s iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending

By | October 29th, 2016|Categories: China, Consoles, eSports, Mobile Game Industry, Mobile Games, Philippines|

China's iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending Mobile analytics firm App Annie said that Chinese consumers spent USD 1.7 billion on Apple-sanctioned mobile apps in the third quarter, or about 15% higher than the nearly USD 1.45 billion spent by Americans during the same period. This is particularly remarkable considering the new regulations requiring licenses [...]

Wanda Goes Head-to-Head with Disney

By | October 3rd, 2016|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, NetEase|

Blizzard & NetEase Renew Their Partnership Blizzard and NetEase will be entering their ninth year of partnering together to bring Blizzard's popular games to Chinese audiences. These games include World of Warcraft, StarCraft II, Diablo III, Hearthstone, Heroes of the Storm, and Overwatch. The9, the operator who previously held the contract with Blizzard to bring their [...]

FUZE Console Launches in China

By | May 13th, 2016|Categories: Consoles, Southeast Asia|

FUZE Console Launches in China FUZE launched "Zhanfu (Tomohawk) F1", an Android-based gaming and entertainment console, and the company announced 76 games that they have signed licensing deals, including Assassin's Creed Chronicles and Hawken. The Tomohawk F1 is similar to a microconsole whose size is smaller than regular consoles, and it is priced well but it [...]

Asia-Pacific Dominates App Annie Rankings

By | March 14th, 2016|Categories: China, Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Tencent Increases Stake in Glu Mobile Tencent now owns 21.5 percent of Glu Mobile Inc., producer of several top celebrity themed games like Kim Kardashian: Hollywood. Tencent may engage this partnership to launch free-to-play mobile first-person shooter game WeFire in the US and Europe, following strong performances in China, Taiwan, Korea, Thailand and Vietnam since the [...]

171 Chinese Game Companies Went IPO in 2015

By | December 31st, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, NetEase|

Top Policy Changes in China This Year The USA version of China's English language newspaper, China Daily, published the Top 10 policy changes in China in 2015. According to the article, various new policies have been introduced in China in 2015. From the two-child policy to a unified pension system, from household permits for all to [...]

Companies Battle for the Chinese Video Game Market

By | November 27th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia|

Regulations for TV Set-Top Boxes in China The State Administration of Press, Publication, Radio, Film and Television (SAPPRFT) announced new regulations for TV set-top boxes including a list of 81 banned 3rd party apps. Taobao's Tmall division, which certifies that all products sold on Tmall are official and authentic, said that it will upgrade its operating [...]

China’s Growth Data

By | August 17th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, eSports|

The 90s Generation in China A Chinese social networking website conducted a survey on what Chinese kids of "the 90s generation" (born 1990 and later) are doing during their summer holiday. Of the 2,541 responses, 1,217 were boys and 1,324 were girls. The findings show that 68.6% say they are watching TV, 65.7% are going to [...]

Chinese Stock Market Tops $10 Trillion

By | June 19th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Consoles|

The 2015 Chinese College Graduate Job Report A third-party education institution released a "2015 Chinese College Graduate Job Report." The report shows the 2014 income of various kinds of jobs of those who graduated between 3 months and 3 years ago. The job with the highest average monthly income is game designer (RMB 5273/month = $850/mo), [...]