Mobile Games

Niko Partners and Sensor Tower Collaborate to Deliver Unmatched Asian Mobile Gaming Insights

By | 2017-06-01T10:50:58+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: Mobile Games|

We’re pleased to announce our partnership with Sensor Tower, a leading app data provider whose estimates are trusted by the world’s top grossing mobile game publishers. We’ve already incorporated Sensor Tower’s data as one of our sources for our newly released China Digital Games Market Data Report, which provides a comprehensive market model and 5-year forecast by [...]

China’s Symbiotic PC & Mobile Games Markets

By | 2017-05-12T09:50:05+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: China, Mobile Games, PC Games|Tags: , , |

A notable trend in China’s digital games market is successful PC to mobile game adaptations. What we have seen is that hardcore PC-based MMORPGs, for the most part, have been relaunched as mobile games, and this is a trend that is relevant in 2017. Most of the Top 10 grossing mobile games on the iOS chart [...]

Honor of Kings dominates mobile esports in China

By | 2017-04-26T13:37:41+00:00 April 26th, 2017|Categories: China, eSports, Mobile Games, Tencent|Tags: , , , |

Tencent has launched its biggest esports competition for Honor of Kings in 2017, the King Pro League. The 2017 season follows in the footsteps of the 2016 season which was watched by more than 70 million people. Tencent is aiming to build a better esports ecosystem allowing for more teams, more players, increased marketing, celebrity hosts [...]

Chinese Companies Hold 46% Mobile Phone Market In India

By | 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, [...]

The 4 Things a Great Mobile eSports Title Needs in China

By | 2017-03-06T20:30:50+00:00 February 6th, 2017|Categories: China, Mobile Games|

Mobile eSports has grown to such an extent in China that it has become its own segment, separate from PC-based eSports. The Chinese government was quick to recognize the growing Mobile eSports market and the Ministry of Culture created the Mobile eSports Game Association in early 2016. The first Chinese Mobile eSports Games (CMEG) conference took [...]

New MOC Rule for Virtual Currencies in China

By | 2017-03-06T20:30:51+00:00 December 8th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Mobile Games, Singapore|

New MOC Rule for Virtual Currencies The latest regulation to apply to virtual game currencies in video games has been released under the MOC, even though the SAPPRFT released a similar regulation on July 1st. Either way, the rule will be implemented on May 1st, 2017 so operators have six months to adjust. The ruling states [...]

Alibaba Reorganizes Entertainment Business

By | 2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 November 7th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, eSports, Forbes Column, Mobile Game Industry, Mobile Games|

Alibaba Reorganizes Entertainment Business Alibaba Holdings Group Ltd. is undergoing consolidation of their entertainment efforts by rounding up Youku Tudou Inc., UCWeb Inc., Alibaba Pictures Group Ltd, and company's sports, games, literature, music and digital entertainment divisions into a single group. There will also be a $10 billion yuan ($1.48 billion USD) fund for new projects [...]

China’s iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending

By | 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 [...]

Jagex is Now Part of a Chinese Company

By | 2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 October 9th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Mobile Game Industry, Mobile Games|

Jagex is Now Part of a Chinese Company Zhongji Holding was listed on the Chinese Stock Market this past week, and subsequently bought 51% of Hongtou, the investor that acquired Jagex back in July of this year. Zhongji Holding will then purchase the remaining 49% of Hongtou during the next 12 months. Jagex was previously the [...]

Mobile Game Emulators Might Benefit PC Gaming Hardware In China

By | 2017-01-15T14:38:56+00:00 August 4th, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Games, PC Games|

Originally published on Forbes. Far and away the leading powerhouse in the global mobile gaming space, China boasts more than 420 million mobile gamers who spent $5.5 billion domestically in 2015 on mobile games for smartphones and tablets. The numbers are only expected to trend up from here, with gaming on iOS and Android projected to [...]