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Brace Yourself for New Chinese Government Regulations

By | 2016-06-10T06:32:24+00:00 June 10th, 2016|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Happy Dragon Boat Festival! The Dragon Boat Festival (Duanwu Festival) is a traditional holiday that commemorates the life and death of the famous Chinese scholar Qu Yuan (Chu Yuan). The festival occurs on the fifth day of the fifth month on the Chinese lunar calendar. Kakao Teaming Up with Nox App Player We have seen a [...]

Piano Tiles 2, China’s Mobile Games Market, Indonesia and Vietnam Address Violent Games

By | 2016-05-03T13:58:53+00:00 May 1st, 2016|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Vietnam|

Piano Tiles 2 One of the World's Leading Games (Thanks to Hong Kong) According to Inside Games Asia, Piano Tiles 2 is now one of the world's most popular mobile games. The game was developed by Clean Master Games, based in Guangzhou, and the sequel was promoted by Cheetah Mobile Inc. after Clean Master Games was [...]

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China

By | 2015-07-20T16:01:07+00:00 July 20th, 2015|Categories: China, Indonesia, NetDragon, Philippines, Singapore|

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China Many media outlets around the world picked up Niko Partners' press release on our most recent research report, Chinese TV-based Gaming, as it included our views on the current and future state of console gaming in China. Gamelook's analysis included data from our release and other interesting information. [...]

China’s WeChat Succeeds in Indonesia

By | 2015-06-29T07:10:20+00:00 June 29th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, Garena, Indonesia, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Forbes Feature on Garena A good article on history of Garena, Southeast Asia's answer to Tencent and Alibaba, and what brought Forrest Li to found it. Lisa Hanson is quoted in the article as well. Steam's Presence in China Steam Spy's data shows that an average game on Steam sells 320,000 units. Different countries have different [...]

Tencent Invests in Glu Mobile

By | 2015-05-02T10:03:15+00:00 May 1st, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Indonesia, Tencent|

Tencent Invests in Glu Mobile According to Seeking Alpha, "Along with its Q1 results, Glu Mobile has announced that Chinese gaming/messaging giant Tencent investing $126M in the company through the purchase of 21M shares at $6 apiece. Tencent will own approximately 15% of Glu once the deal closes, and Glu will have a $190M cash balance.With [...]

China’s Three New Free Trade Zones

By | 2015-04-27T13:51:50+00:00 April 27th, 2015|Categories: China, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Valve's Steam in China Valve's Steam entertainment distribution service has gained popularity in China over the past few years. China already ranks 6th worldwide for the number of games owned. The US share of Steam games usage is 18.1%, and China's is 4.0%, according to SteamSpy. SteamSpy lists DotA 2 as the leading game in China. [...]

Shanda Games Going Private

By | 2015-04-10T16:34:08+00:00 April 10th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Shanda|

Shanda Games Going Private Shanda Games has announced it will go private, leaving the Nasdaq where it is traded under the symbol GAME. Capitalhold Limited will acquire Shanda at $3.55 per share, valuing the company at $1.9 billion. Giant Interactive went private last year, and Perfect World also plans to go private. This means three of [...]

Foxconn to Buy & Sell Used iPhones in China

By | 2015-04-03T12:18:07+00:00 April 3rd, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry|

Gamers in South Korea Gamelook reported that South Korea has a population of 51,340,000 people, more than 88% of which are active internet users. Some of them even own more than one smartphone, making the user penetration 109%. 32,400,000 people are active mobile internet users, making 63% of total population. The #1 social network app in [...]

Tencent Profits at $4B for 2014

By | 2015-03-30T11:42:43+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Categories: Consoles, Indonesia, Singapore, Tencent|

Sony PS4 & Vita Launched in China Sony PS4 and PS Vita were launched in China on March 20, 2015 after a 2-month delay. The price point of the devices is slightly lower than that of Xbox One, but specials exist for Xbox One too making it competitive in some situations. There remains a question of [...]

Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China

By | 2015-03-13T06:28:21+00:00 March 13th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Consoles, Indonesia|

Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) announced that more than two months after the planned launch, it will finally actually launch the PS4 and PS Vita in mainland China on March 20th. The company has not stated the actual reasons for the delay, but as Niko Partners [...]