China’s State Administration of Press and Publication releases new notice on preventing addiction among minors in online games.

Last month we wrote about how Chinese lawmakers were looking to revise the Minor Protection Law to strengthen regulation around minors in online games. This week, China’s gaming regulator, the State Administration of Press and Publication, released a notice titled “Notice on preventing addiction among minors in online games”. The notice builds on top of existing [...]

2019-11-06T14:02:41-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Niko market alert: Nintendo Switch updates

Here are the most recent, important developments regarding Nintendo Switch in China: The New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe was approved for distribution in Mainland China by the State Administration of Press and Publication on October 25th 2019, along with 11 other titles for PC, Mobile and Console. The list was published on the gaming regulators [...]

2019-11-06T14:26:53-08:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Cloud gaming: from niche play to killer app

Niko Partners' newly published 2019 Cloud Gaming in Asia Report indicates that cloud gaming revenue in Asia is set to soar from $270 million in 2019 to $3 billion in 2023. The number of cloud game players is set to also soar, from 3 million in 2019 to 60 million in 2023, with the potential to [...]

2019-10-28T09:02:05-08:00October 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Revision to Minor Protection Law will codify anti-addiction system and age rating system in online games

Chinese lawmakers are considering a draft revision to the current Minor Protection Law that will strengthen the protection of minors both online and in the real world. The draft contains two new chapters on ‘Network Protection’ and ‘Government Protection’ and increases the number of items covered from 72 to 130. The Minor Protection Law was first [...]

2019-10-23T14:49:33-08:00October 23rd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

IDBYTE Esports 2019 Conference wrap up

Niko Partners, represented by Darang Candra, Niko analyst and multi-country manager based in Southeast Asia, attended the IDBYTE Esports 2019 conference at Indonesia Convention Exhibition (ICE) Center in Tangerang. The IDBYTE Esports 2019 conference, with the tagline of Gaming for Change, was attended by hundreds of eager participants. The conference, supported by the Ministry of Communication [...]

2019-09-17T16:30:52-08:00September 17th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

IDBYTE Esports 2019 Pre-Event Press Conference

Niko Partners, represented by Darang Candra, Niko's analyst and multi-country manager, who is based in Southeast Asia, was invited to the IDBYTE Esports 2019 Press Conference that was held on August 27 at the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information office in Jakarta. IDBYTE is a bi-annual technology conference, one of the biggest in Indonesia, that [...]

2019-08-28T12:47:44-08:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

The Evolution of Mobile Esports for the Mass Market – a Free Report

Esports, and the increase in mobile device usage globally, will be the primary drivers for growth in the digital games industry over the next 5 years. A rise in mobile device usage will make gaming more accessible to all, while the mechanics of mobile games revenue models will make it easier for mobile gamers to participate [...]

2019-08-26T21:06:05-08:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

China’s leading gaming companies rebound in H1 2019

In April, Niko Partners forecast $33 billion of digital games revenue in mainland China for 2019. H1 2019 financial reports from Tencent and NetEase, which together account for over 70% of domestic market revenue, indicate that the April forecast remains on track for the year. After the regulatory process induced market slowdown of 2018, 2019 has [...]

2019-08-21T17:09:42-08:00August 21st, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

ChinaJoy 2019: A roundup of the top trends

Niko Partners attended the 17th ChinaJoy digital entertainment expo and conference in Shanghai this year. 2019 was a record year for attendance with 364,700 entries during the 4-day event, over 10,000 more than last year. Niko Partners analyst Darang S. Candra gave a speech entitled ‘Global Esports: The Way to the Mass Market’ at the conference, [...]

2019-08-14T18:36:06-08:00August 8th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

World Cyber Games 2019 Grand Finals, Xi’an

Niko attended the WCG 2019 Grand Finals, which took place in Xi’an China July 18-22. The event, which was attended by more than 120,000 people, included not only the tournament of 144 finalists out of 40,000 contestants that started the season (including fan favorites, such as Sky and Moon and Neeb), but also an esports conference [...]

2019-07-24T14:30:50-08:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|