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5 02, 2018

Tencent Targets Casual Mobile Gamers with WeChat Mini Games

2018-02-05T15:59:20+00:00 February 5th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

The WeChat Mini Games platform is a hot topic. The platform is an extension of Tencent’s gaming business, particularly the Mini Programs platform, designed to target the casual mobile gamer. Tencent has long used WeChat as a marketing and distribution channel for its gaming business. Adding Mini Games will help grow both the number of mobile [...]

2 02, 2018

This week’s headlines: Mattel NetEase joint venture, Minecraft Creator launches

2018-02-05T08:20:02+00:00 February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Mattel and NetEase form Joint Venture for mobile game development Last week we saw LEGO partner with Tencent to develop games and services for the China market, this week it’s Mattel that is partnering with NetEase for very similar reasons. Mattel announced on January 30th that it has entered into a joint venture to form a [...]

23 01, 2018

Our most popular articles of 2017

2018-01-24T11:29:38+00:00 January 23rd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

These were the top stories on the China and Greater Southeast Asia games market  In case you missed them the first time around, we’ve rounded up our most popular articles from 2017, both from our own blog and from publications we contribute to. Since 2002, we’ve been publishing reports, analysis, and articles about the China and [...]

22 01, 2018

16 predictions for the 2018 games industry in China and Southeast Asia

2018-02-02T07:48:25+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

In celebration of 16 years of delivering market intelligence on the Chinese and Greater Southeast Asian digital games industry, we’ve put together 16 predictions about the 2018 digital games industry in the eight markets we cover: China, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam and Taiwan (Chinese Taipei). China is the single most important market in [...]

19 01, 2018

Vietnam Snapshot: Southeast Asia’s fastest growing mobile games market

2018-01-19T20:30:11+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Originally published at Pocket Gamer With a population of more than 95 million and the world’s fastest growing mobile games market, Vietnam is worth a serious look from any mobile developer. To that end, we took a look at the recent rankings to provide a snapshot of the important trends in Vietnam’s mobile games market.* Chinese [...]

19 01, 2018

This week’s headlines: Google Maps could return to China, Lego teams up with Tencent

2018-01-19T08:21:35+00:00 January 19th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent and NetEase were the world's top grossing mobile app publishers in 2017 A new report published by Sensor Tower shows that Tencent and NetEase were the top grossing mobile application publishers across iOS and Google Play during 2017. Tencent’s Honor of Kings was the top grossing iOS game of 2017 with Fantasy Westward Journey from [...]

11 01, 2018

This week’s headlines: Facebook bringing Oculus to China, Tencent market cap reaches all time high

2018-01-15T20:40:03+00:00 January 11th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent’s QQ Speed tops the charts QQ Speed is one of Tencent's most popular franchises on PC, and now the game has instantly become one of the most popular for mobile. Tencent’s mobile version of the racing game launched on December 27, 2017 and achieved 10 million daily active users on its first day. On January [...]

7 12, 2017

This week’s headlines: Esports drives gaming hardware growth, battle royale comes to Honor of Kings

2017-12-07T18:05:16+00:00 December 7th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

China seeks to regulate Wild West of Esports The Director of Electronic Sports at the General Administration of Sports said in an interview that the next step in a growing esports industry is regulation and sustainability. Exactly how esports will be regulated and to what extent the government will dedicate resources to develop the industry are [...]

30 11, 2017

This week’s headlines: Tencent goes all in on battle royale, China to become largest film market

2017-11-30T14:45:25+00:00 November 30th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

The competitive ecosystem of PUBG We never would have predicted that a chicken could represent the battle royale genre. Do you know how to say “winner winner, chicken dinner” in Chinese? Thanks to the multiplayer game PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG), the answer now blankets the Chinese internet: 大吉大利,今晚吃鸡 (“Luck be with you, tonight we are eating chicken.”) [...]

24 11, 2017

This week’s headlines: Tencent to operate PUBG in China, Tencent and NetEase Q3 earnings, Razer’s new gaming phone

2017-11-27T08:18:36+00:00 November 24th, 2017|Categories: Uncategorized|

Tencent and NetEase earnings roundup Tencent and NetEase both released Q3 earnings earlier this month. Tencent and NetEase continue to demonstrate growth and solidify their positions as the #1 and #2 gaming companies from China. Both companies continue to grow engagement and spend across existing titles and invest in new IP, genres and geographies to grow [...]