11 10, 2021

Blockchain Gaming and the Rise of Axie Infinity

2021-10-11T09:09:25-07:00October 11th, 2021|Categories: Blockchain gaming, Cryptocurrency, Philippines|

The Philippines is the surprising hotbed of Axie activity. Blockchain technology has been around since the 1980s, but it has only recently gained widespread attention as a result of the rise in the popularity of cryptocurrency, such as Bitcoin and others. The latest use of blockchain technology is in video game development, what is referred to as blockchain [...]

30 07, 2017

Niko News: ChinaJoy 2017

2017-08-04T05:20:26-07:00July 30th, 2017|Categories: Conferences, Esports, Niko News, Philippines|

ChinaJoy 2017 Niko Partners will be attending ChinaJoy 2017 next week and giving two presentations - one on the global state of video games and one on esports in China. If you would like to schedule a meeting with us, please contact Lisa via email or WeChat (id: lisacosmashanson) Read about it China Censors Whatsapp Users [...]

24 06, 2017

Niko News: Tencent’s 5-Year Esports Plan

2017-07-03T12:30:39-07:00June 24th, 2017|Categories: Niko News, Philippines, Tencent, Valve|

Tencent's 5-Year Esports Plan Tencent has unveiled their 5-year esports plan for the Chinese market as of last week. The plan revolves around more esports leagues, tournaments, esports associations, and esports-themed industrial parks tentatively with stadiums and training facilities. Their expectation is that China will become the biggest esports market in the world. Niko views esports [...]

22 05, 2017

China On Track to Phase Out Paper Money

2017-05-31T07:19:50-07:00May 22nd, 2017|Categories: China, Niko News, Philippines, Xiaomi|

China On Track to Phase Out Paper Money China was the first country to introduce paper money in 740 B.C. and now it is believed that China may be the first country to phase it out completely. According to the article on Motherboard (NSFW), "Pretty much every shop, restaurant and bar accepts WeChat and/or Alipay these [...]

15 12, 2016

China’s Newest Online Gaming Regulations – Explained

2017-03-06T20:30:50-08:00December 15th, 2016|Categories: China, Esports, Philippines, Singapore, Tencent, Vietnam|

Pokemon Go in Southeast Asia While Pokemon Go's popularity has subsided in parts of the western world, the game is still a hit in Southeast Asia and brands are continuing to embrace the augmented reality game. Companies throughout Vietnam, the Philippines, Singapore and beyond have signed licensing agreements with Nintendo. China's Newest Online Gaming Regulations - [...]

29 10, 2016

China’s iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending

2017-01-15T14:38:55-08:00October 29th, 2016|Categories: China, Consoles, Esports, Mobile Game Industry, Mobile Games, Philippines|

China's iOS App Store Overtakes US in Spending Mobile analytics firm App Annie said that Chinese consumers spent USD 1.7 billion on Apple-sanctioned mobile apps in the third quarter, or about 15% higher than the nearly USD 1.45 billion spent by Americans during the same period. This is particularly remarkable considering the new regulations requiring licenses [...]

20 07, 2015

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China

2015-07-20T16:01:07-07:00July 20th, 2015|Categories: China, Indonesia, NetDragon, Philippines, Singapore|

Games are Key to Consoles Succeeding in China Many media outlets around the world picked up Niko Partners' press release on our most recent research report, Chinese TV-based Gaming, as it included our views on the current and future state of console gaming in China. Gamelook's analysis included data from our release and other interesting information. [...]

20 04, 2015

Clash of Clans in China

2015-04-20T06:47:59-07:00April 20th, 2015|Categories: Alibaba, China, Esports, Philippines, Tencent|

Clash of Clans in China Read Lisa Hanson's latest post on Forbes.com regarding Clash of Clans and possible reasons for its success in China: Did you happen to see Liam Neeson's Super Bowl commercial for Clash of Clans? The numbers say you probably did. The one-minute spot featured the gravel-voiced Irish thespian self-parodying his popular character [...]

5 03, 2015

Garena Announces Key Metrics, New Pres, New Major Investment

2015-03-05T06:23:42-08:00March 5th, 2015|Categories: China, Consoles, Garena, Indonesia, Philippines|

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 [...]

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