Thailand

Overwatch Continues to Dominate eSports Scene

By | 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 [...]

eSports Officially Endorsed By China’s Ministry of Education

By | 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 [...]

New Curfew for Young Gamers in China

By | October 19th, 2016|Categories: China, eSports, Southeast Asia, Thailand|

Thai King Bhumibol's Health Unstable King Bhumibol has been on the throne of Thailand since 1946, making him the world's longest reigning monarch, but he has spent much of the last year in hospital. He has recently recovered from a respiratory infection and is now being prepared for haemodialysis, a procedure used to treat kidney failure. [...]

Alibaba Enters the eSports Scene

By | April 11th, 2016|Categories: Alibaba, China, Thailand|

Taobao's VR Shopping Technology Taobao announced Buy+, a VR shopping technology, and says it will be launched in 4 months. With Buy+, the user can put on a VR headset, enter Taobao's VR version of their store, and then choose to shop at either 5th Avenue in NYC or an antique market in Britain. According to [...]

Thailand’s Plans for Broader Internet Access

By | January 23rd, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Singapore, Thailand, Xiaomi|

Xiaomi's Unmet Goals Gamelook reported that at Xiaomi's internal annual company party, CEO Jun Lei announced that Xiaomi has established an "exploring lab" to do research on cutting-edge technology such as virtual reality and robots/artificial intelligence. President Bin Lin announced that shipments of Xiaomi's phones reached 70 million units this year, although in early 2015 Xiaomi [...]

Panda TV to Launch in China

By | September 10th, 2015|Categories: China, Conferences, Mobile Game Industry, Thailand, Vietnam|

Chinese Mobile Gamers Gamelook cited Niko Partners research on Chinese mobile gaming in an article discussing how the domestic mobile games market will soon become the #1 market in the world, surpassing the US market revenue by the end of 2015. Market revenue has risen 6X in the past 4 years, and Niko's forecast for 2015 [...]

The Battle to Be China’s #1 Video Platform

By | November 21st, 2014|Categories: China, Thailand|

Niko Partners in The Economist The Economist published a Special Report on Pacific trade containing several short articles pertaining to China. Niko's Lisa Hanson was mentioned in reference to Tencent and the growth of the games market. The Battle to be China's #1 Video Platform This chart from China Internet Watch compiles data from iResearch comparing [...]

Xiaomi’s Partnership with Ouya

By | August 27th, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Qihoo 360, Thailand, Xiaomi|

Qihoo 360 Qihoo 360 is not one of the well-known Chinese PC online game operators, but it is a publicly traded (QIHU) internet services and security software provider that has several business units including value-added services that primarily encompass PC webgames and mobile games. 360 Assistant is a popular market for mobile apps. The company announced [...]