Why Hasn't the PS4 Launched in China? Niko reviewed several news items in China and it seems that the delay in the launch of PS4 is really based on the ability to unlock the region-lock controls on games and PSN, which would give access to content other than that approved by the Ministry of Culture for [...]
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 Sina.com, letv.com and v.qq.com, but only on Tencent's platform. [...]
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 [...]
Sony to Launch PS4 in China A month after Microsoft's announcement that it will launch the XboxOne in China in September in its joint venture with Shanghai-based BesTV, Sony has announced that it will form two JVs with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Culture Development (owner of the famous Oriental Pearl Tower in Pudong in Shanghai) to bring [...]
Garena is a leading regional online game operator in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, and has enjoyed huge success by licensing League of Legends in the region. Garena has announced it will launch a localized version of LoL run on locally operated servers in Indonesia, one of SEA's most intriguing growth markets for online games.