Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China

Sony PS4 to Launch on March 20th in China Sony Computer Entertainment Japan Asia (SCEJA) announced that more than two months after the planned launch, it will finally actually launch the PS4 and PS Vita in mainland China on March 20th. The company has not stated the actual reasons for the delay, but as Niko Partners [...]

2015-03-13T06:28:21-07:00March 13th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Consoles, Indonesia|

Indonesia Plans to Boost Game Industry

NBA Partnership with Tencent The NBA announced a 5-year partnership with Tencent stating that Tencent will be the league's Exclusive Official Digital Partner of live NBA games in China for the next five seasons. Beginning next season, fans will no longer able to watch NBA games on, and, but only on Tencent's platform. [...]

2015-02-05T11:55:26-08:00February 5th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Xiaomi Acquires Kingsoft Shares

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 [...]

2015-01-26T12:14:43-08:00January 26th, 2015|Categories: Baidu, Consoles, Kingsoft, Mobile Game Industry, Xiaomi|

Sony PS4 Launch in China Delayed

PS4 Launch in China Delayed Sony PS4 was scheduled for launch in China on January 11th but the launch was delayed indefinitely. Microsoft endured a last-minute delay of its China launch of the Xbox One in September 2013 as well. Sony has not stated the reason for the delay but odds are strong that it was [...]

2015-01-15T08:03:11-08:00January 15th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Mobile Game Industry|

PS4 to Launch in China in January

Qualcomm Invests in Chukong Technologies Qualcomm hosted a press conference in Beijing, announcing that it will risk invest in Chukong Technologies and three other companies, totaling $40 million. Chukong Technologies is famous for the game Fishing Joy. Last month Chukong also received strategic investment from the biggest mobile game company in Japan - GungHo. China Will [...]

2014-12-22T05:09:10-08:00December 22nd, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Xbox One Price Cut in China

WeChat Now Allows Free Calls Tencent's WeChat has launched a new compelling service that is bound to attract even more usage, and therefore lead to more gameplay as games are frequently used by WeChat users. There is a new WeChat contacts app that allows users to make and receive free calls, and sends the caller to [...]

2014-11-13T13:53:08-08:00November 13th, 2014|Categories: Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Tencent|

Tax on Online Games in Vietnam

Baidu's Mobile Game Report Baidu's Mobile Game September report shows that Baidu launched 185 mobile games in September. These include online games, dominated by card and action genres, and downloadable games, dominated by casual, shooter and action genres. The online game genres contribute the most revenue. The #1 downloadable offline game ranked by gross revenue is [...]

2014-10-23T14:51:40-07:00October 23rd, 2014|Categories: Baidu, Consoles, Mobile Game Industry, Vietnam|

MOL Global’s IPO

MOL Global's IPO MOL Global had its initial public offering (NASDAQ: MOLG) on October 9th, and raised $169 million. MOL is the largest e-payment provider in SE Asia, covering 13 countries and 920,000 physical sales spots in 4 continents. It is the largest e-payment service provider in SEA's games industry, and a vast number of SEA [...]

2014-10-16T07:27:15-07:00October 16th, 2014|Categories: Alibaba, Consoles, Southeast Asia|
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