Niko Analysis

1 06, 2017

The 2017 China PC Online Games Market Topic Report: trends driving major changes in genres and categories

2017-06-01T08:46:12+00:00 June 1st, 2017|Categories: China, Niko Analysis|

The China PC Online Games Market Topic Report, the 1st of 5 companion reports to Niko’s 2017 China Digital Games Market Data Report, is now available. Key takeaways about the Chinese PC online games market in 2017 include: Despite the rapid ascent of Mobile games and the legal launch of consoles in 2015 after a 14-year [...]

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 04, 2017

Tencent Maintains Global Gaming Dominance Thanks to League of Legends & Honor of Kings

2017-04-13T11:06:06+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Categories: China, Niko Analysis, Tencent|Tags: , , , |

Tencent had a record year in 2016 as it saw game revenues increase 25% YoY to 70,844 million RMB / $10.2 billion USD. This makes Tencent the world’s largest games company for the fourth year in a row and it’s worth bearing in mind that the $10.2 billion number doesn’t include revenues generated by Supercell who [...]

20 02, 2017

Midnight Ban in China Combats Online Game Addiction

2017-03-06T20:30:50+00:00 February 20th, 2017|Categories: China, Niko Analysis|

China’s Internet regulator, the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC), published draft regulations back in October 2016 that are designed to protect minors (citizens under 18) online. An updated draft of the regulations was published last month and is set to be finalized shortly. These regulations plan to address growing concerns around Internet privacy, cyberbullying and online [...]

3 02, 2017

Niko Partners: Top Predictions for the 2017 Digital Games Market in China and Southeast Asia

2017-03-06T20:30:50+00:00 February 3rd, 2017|Categories: Niko Analysis|

In celebration of our 15th anniversary of delivering clients high-integrity market intelligence on the Chinese and Southeast Asian digital games industry, Niko Partners offers you our Top 15 predictions about the 2017 digital games industry in the markets we cover: Mainland China, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. 1. More than 500 million will [...]

1 12, 2016

Overwatch Continues to Dominate eSports Scene

2017-03-06T20:30:51+00:00 December 1st, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Niko Analysis, Thailand|

Prince Vajiralongkorn to Become Thailand's New King Thailand has begun the process of naming Prince Vajiralongkorn as the new king of Thailand, becoming King Rama X or the 10th king of the Chakri dynasty. According to the BBC, however, there has been a lot of uncertainty as Prince Vajiralongkorn wanted to postpone the process by at [...]

21 10, 2016

eSports Officially Endorsed By China’s Ministry of Education

2017-01-15T14:38:55+00:00 October 21st, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Niko Analysis, Thailand|

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej Passes Away The world's longest reigning monarch, King Bhumibol Adulyadej, King Rama IX of the Chakri dynasty, passed away this week at the age of 88. There will be at least 15 official days of mourning before succession can take place and then Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn will ascend to the throne. Currently [...]

12 02, 2016

Shanda Group to Start VR Theme Park in China

2016-02-22T13:44:18+00:00 February 12th, 2016|Categories: Niko Analysis, Shanda, Tencent, Xiaomi|

Happy Lunar New Year! 新年快乐- xīnnián kuàilè! Happy Lunar New Year to all of our readers! May the Year of the Fire Monkey be prosperous for you all. Xiaomi Game Center's 2015 Annual Report Xiaomi released the Xiaomi Game Center's 2015 annual report. The report shows that the Xiaomi Game Center had 1.45 billion downloads in [...]

1 02, 2016

China’s Mobile Users & Gamers

2016-02-01T15:43:33+00:00 February 1st, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Niko Analysis, Southeast Asia|

China's Mobile Users & Mobile Gamers According to the most updated data from China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the number of telephone users in China reached 1.54 billion households by the end of December 2015, of which mobile phone users accounted for 1.3 billion households and 4G users accounted for 386.2 million households. [...]

7 08, 2015

ChinaJoy 2015 Recap

2015-09-10T10:34:59+00:00 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: [...]