Niko News

15 05, 2017

Niko News: Apple Faces Falling Sales in China

2017-05-17T14:17:04+00:00 May 15th, 2017|Categories: Niko News|

Apple Faces Falling Sales in China The world's most valuable tech company had an average fiscal quarter with declining iPhone sales and slowing demand, despite becoming the first US company to reach a market cap of $800 billion this week. Apple is facing fierce competition in China from OPPO, Vivo, Huawei, Xiaomi - domestic brands that [...]

8 05, 2017

Niko News: Overwatch Passes 30 Million Players

2017-05-12T07:02:57+00:00 May 8th, 2017|Categories: Blizzard, China, Conferences, Niko News, Tencent|

Overwatch Passes 30 Million Players Blizzard Entertainment announced this week that Overwatch, its team-based shooter, has passed 30 million players since its launch a year ago. They recently announced hitting the 25 million mark in January. There is no clear delineation on what percentage of these players are on PC or Xbox One or PlayStation 4. [...]

1 05, 2017

Niko News: Tencent Bringing Rocket League to China

2017-05-12T07:03:36+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Categories: Niko News|

Tencent Bringing Rocket League to China Tencent has announced that they are bringing Psyonix's Rocket League to China. We have anticipated that it would be a great game for China's console market due to its emphasis on fun and racing, rather than any bloody violence. The console version also has built-in filters where players can choose [...]

17 04, 2017

Niko News: Alibaba’s Sports Business Raises Over $1 Billion in Funding

2017-05-12T07:20:20+00:00 April 17th, 2017|Categories: Alibaba, AR/VR, Niko News, Tencent|

Alibaba's Sports Business Raises Over $1 Billion RMB in Series A Funding Alibaba Sports has confirmed that they have raised RMB 1.2 billion (approximately $17 million USD) at a valuation of RMB 7 billion ($100 million USD). The funding round is being led by Yunfeng Capital and will also include Taiping Guofa Dingsheng Capital and Qianheng [...]