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China On Track to Phase Out Paper Money

By | May 22nd, 2017|Categories: China, Niko News, Philippines, Xiaomi|

China On Track to Phase Out Paper Money China was the first country to introduce paper money in 740 B.C. and now it is believed that China may be the first country to phase it out completely. According to the article on Motherboard (NSFW), "Pretty much every shop, restaurant and bar accepts WeChat and/or Alipay these [...]

NetEase Challenges Tencent’s Stronghold On Mobile Publishing

By | November 23rd, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, NetEase, Tencent, Xiaomi|

NetEase Challenges Tencent's Stronghold On Mobile Publishing According to App Annie, NetEase has now replaced Tencent as the top mobile publisher by revenue worldwide as the company's apps continue to grow in China. "The big reason here for NetEase's surge is that it has the top two most lucrative games worldwide with the card-battling Onmyoji game [...]

NetEase Doubles Performance Over 2014

By | March 4th, 2016|Categories: eSports, NetEase, Xiaomi|

China Leads eSports Prize Winners Gamelook reported that in 2015 China has maintained the top position in terms of professional eSports gamers' total income, with the prize amount totaling $14.08 million. In 2014 China's professional eSports gamers' income surpassed South Korea and became the highest in the world. According to iResearch, the number of eSports participants [...]

Shanda Group to Start VR Theme Park in China

By | 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 [...]

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 [...]

China Nears One Billion Mobile Web Users

By | October 10th, 2015|Categories: Baidu, China, Mobile Game Industry, Xiaomi|

Baidu Replaces Bing on Edge Browser in China Chinese Internet giant Baidu Inc has struck a deal with Microsoft Corp to make Baidu.com the default home page and search engine for the US behemoth's Edge browser in China, the companies announced in Seattle on Wednesday. Clearly this deal was struck well ahead of the Seattle tech [...]

Monster Hunt Breaks Records in China

By | July 31st, 2015|Categories: China, eSports, Niko Analysis, Taiwan, Xiaomi|

Videogame Makers Battle Chinese Censors to Win Over Gamers China opened its market to game consoles several days ago by releasing the restriction on sales of consoles to those made within the Shanghai Free Trade Zone. Now consoles may be manufactured and sold throughout the country, which eliminates a distribution and logistics hurdle that existed before, [...]

Happy Year of the Goat!

By | February 19th, 2015|Categories: China, Mobile Game Industry, Singapore, Xiaomi|

Happy New Year! Happy Year of the Goat! - 羊年快乐! We're looking forward to an exciting 2015 and our 13th year of providing high integrity market intelligence reports and services on the Chinese and Southeast Asian digital games markets to clients around the world. Supercell to Deliver In-Game Red Envelopes Supercell, global powerhouse mobile game developer [...]

Xiaomi Acquires Kingsoft Shares

By | January 26th, 2015|Categories: Baidu, Consoles, Kingsoft, Mobile Game Industry, Xiaomi|

Xbox One in China to Launch TV Services Xbox One in China has access to Shanghai Media Group's Internet TV platform, and will officially launch TV services such as BesTV Internet TV, English Premier League, and more. TV services will include six categories: Popular movies, TV series, sports games, animation, documentaries, and entertainment shows, all of [...]

Xbox One Pricing in China

By | September 4th, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Indonesia, Kong Zhong, Niko Analysis, Xiaomi|

China Leading the Way for Mobile Games Distribution via Mobile Chat Apps Check out Lisa Hanson's latest article on Forbes.com. In it she discusses the interesting opportunity for mobile games distribution via mobile chat apps, using the example of Tencent's WeChat as one that is leading the pack globally. Xbox One Pricing in China BesTV has [...]