Consoles

10 06, 2017

Niko News: Blizzard Selling Overwatch Credits in China

2017-06-19T11:21:06+00:00 June 10th, 2017|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Niko News|

Blizzard Selling Overwatch Credits in China In accordance with the new regulations in China that require online game operators to disclose probability rates for random-chance loot boxes, Blizzard (through their JV with NetEase) announced their probability data. However, they are now taking a step beyond this effort and no longer selling loot boxes. Instead, in a [...]

5 06, 2017

Niko News: VNG Plans US IPO

2017-06-05T10:41:20+00:00 June 5th, 2017|Categories: China, Consoles, Niko News, Vietnam|

VNG Plans US IPO VNG Corp has signed a preliminary agreement with Nasdaq Inc to explore an IPO. VNG, founded in 2004, has long been a strong operator in Vietnam. Vietnam, along with Indonesia and Thailand, are three of the countries we recommend watching for the highest revenue and growth potential as of our 2016 Southeast [...]

17 05, 2017

Sony PlayStation in China – Two Years In

2017-05-17T14:48:54+00:00 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 [...]

13 02, 2017

Chinese Companies Hold 46% Mobile Phone Market In India

2017-03-06T20:30:50+00:00 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, [...]

29 10, 2016

China’s iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending

2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 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 [...]

3 10, 2016

Wanda Goes Head-to-Head with Disney

2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 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 [...]

13 05, 2016

FUZE Console Launches in China

2016-05-13T11:09:36+00:00 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 [...]

14 03, 2016

Asia-Pacific Dominates App Annie Rankings

2016-03-17T07:14:48+00:00 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 [...]

31 12, 2015

171 Chinese Game Companies Went IPO in 2015

2015-12-31T13:08:38+00:00 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 [...]

27 11, 2015

Companies Battle for the Chinese Video Game Market

2015-11-27T07:08:49+00:00 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 [...]