China 2023 game licenses on track to surpass 2021 and 2022

The first quarter of 2023 has been positive for China video game approvals and Niko Partners expects total game licenses for the full year to surpass 1,100, returning to a level last seen in 2020. The National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA), the government regulator responsible for issuing game licenses (ISBNs) approved 288 games in Q1 [...]

2023-04-04T20:21:25-07:00April 4th, 2023|Categories: China, Infographics, Niko Analysis, Regulations, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

PUBG leads the way in esports for Asia-10

According to our Esports Tracker, the PUBG IP led the way in esports for the Asia-10 region in 2022. 22.2% of all esports tournaments held in the Asia-10 region featured either PUBG Mobile, PUBG, or Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) as one of their tournament games, which constitute 3 of the 10 most played games across the [...]

2022-12-14T10:59:20-08:00December 14th, 2022|Categories: Infographics|

Niko Observations from Korea’s G-Star 2022

Game Show & Trade, All-Round, popularly known as G-Star, first took place in 2005 and is South Korea’s premier annual games conference. G-Star 2022 was the first full in-person event in 2 years. The event was organized by the Korea Association of Game industry (K-GAMES), managed by G-STAR Organizing Committee and Busan IT Industry Promotion Agency, [...]

2022-12-06T09:57:23-08:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Events, Infographics, Korea|
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