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Niko’s Observations from Korea’s G-STAR 2023

  The Game Show & Trade, All-Round event, popularly known as G-Star is South Korea’s premier annual games conference that has been held annually since 2005. This year’s G-Star theme was “Expand Your Horizons.” The event was organized by the Korea Association of Game Industry (K-GAMES), co-managed by the G-STAR Organizing Committee and Busan IT Industry [...]

2023-11-29T19:04:30-08:00November 29th, 2023|Categories: East Asia, Events, Korea, Mobile Games, PC Games|Tags: , , , , , , |

Asian Games Go Digital: Esports’ Unforgettable Debut in Hangzhou

The 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou took place in September and early October 2023 – after a long delay attributed to the pandemic. The Games’ Director explained, "This is the first Asian Games after the COVID-19 pandemic, so it will play a unique, inspiring and important role for the Asian people." It was an exciting Games, [...]

MENA – One Very Hot Video Games Market

The MENA region is booming for gaming and esports according to Niko Partners’ ongoing tracking of the Asia & MENA games industry. As a result, event organizers and government agencies have initiated many conferences, exhibitions, and esports events in MENA countries. Niko Partners analysts have attended key events this year to present our research, engage with [...]

gamescom asia 2023 — Under The Influence: The Role of KOLs Behind SEA’s Hit Games

This insights article is written by Niko Partners in conjunction with gamescom asia.  Did you know that it is Southeast Asia that is taking the lead in terms of growth in the video games market and esports industry? The region generates $6 billion in market revenue and hosts nearly 300 million gamers in 2023. That [...]

2023-09-07T04:34:52-07:00September 7th, 2023|Categories: Indonesia, Malaysia, Mobile Games, PC Games, Philippines, Singapore, Southeast Asia, Thailand, Vietnam|

Chinese Gamers’ Reactions to Overwatch 2 on Steam

This news can be found in our Value-Added News Analysis, that keeps you up to date on the curated, most important development of Asia & MENA’s gaming scene, delivered right to your inbox. The Steam version of Overwatch 2 launched on August 10, marking the start of Blizzard’s move to bring its PC titles to platforms [...]

2023-10-03T01:28:40-07:00August 16th, 2023|Categories: China, PC Games|Tags: , |

Celebrating 20 Years of ChinaJoy – Our 2023 experience

ChinaJoy, one of the largest video game conventions and exhibitions in the world, celebrated its 20th anniversary between July 28 – 31 2023 in Shanghai. Niko Partners has participated in ChinaJoy for all 20 years, beginning with the inaugural event in January 2004 in Beijing (which was postponed from summer 2003 due to an airborne virus), [...]

2023-08-10T02:30:11-07:00August 9th, 2023|Categories: China, Esports, PC Games, Riot, Streaming|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Valorant to accelerate PC game and Esports revenue growth in China

On July 12, 2023, Tencent and Riot Games finally launched the highly anticipated first-person shooter title, Valorant, mainland China. The launch comes three years after the games international debut in June 2020, with the delay attributed to a long process for getting a Chinese license (ISBN) required for local operations. This game licensing process had a setback [...]

Tencent’s PC Games Revenue is Larger than Reports Reflect

According to Tencent’s Q1 2017 financial release dated 17 May 2017, total online games revenue in the first quarter was 22,800 million RMB ($3,360 million). That’s $3 billion in one quarter alone, just from online games! The financial report says that PC client-based games revenue was 14,100 million RMB ($2,070 million) and mobile games revenue was [...]

2017-07-31T21:25:50-07:00July 31st, 2017|Categories: China, PC Games, Tencent|

China’s Symbiotic PC & Mobile Games Markets

A notable trend in China’s digital games market is successful PC to mobile game adaptations. What we have seen is that hardcore PC-based MMORPGs, for the most part, have been relaunched as mobile games, and this is a trend that is relevant in 2017. Most of the Top 10 grossing mobile games on the iOS chart [...]

2017-05-12T09:50:05-07:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: China, Mobile Games, PC Games|Tags: , , |

Mobile Game Emulators Might Benefit PC Gaming Hardware In China

Originally published on Forbes. Far and away the leading powerhouse in the global mobile gaming space, China boasts more than 420 million mobile gamers who spent $5.5 billion domestically in 2015 on mobile games for smartphones and tablets. The numbers are only expected to trend up from here, with gaming on iOS and Android projected to [...]

2017-01-15T14:38:56-08:00August 4th, 2016|Categories: China, Mobile Games, PC Games|
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