Regulations

Indonesian Election and New Game Industry Regulation

On February 14, Indonesia held its general election, the biggest single-day election of any democracies in the world, with the electorate voting for both presidential and legislative candidates. Both official and unofficial counts show the Chairman of Gerindra Party, Prabowo Subianto significantly leading the other candidates in the presidential race, he is expected to be Indonesia’s [...]

Niko Partners Predictions for 2024

Niko Partners is celebrating its 22nd anniversary of providing high integrity data, insights and analysis as local experts with global expertise. In 2024, Niko Partners continues to cover five regions: China (Mainland China), East Asia (Japan and Korea), Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Thailand, Vietnam and Singapore), South Asia (India) and MENA (Saudi Arabia, United [...]

2023 Game Changers: Top 5 Themes in Content Monetization

We’ve teamed up with Coda Payments to bring you market insights and trends that will elevate your 2024 content monetization and distribution strategy.  Check out these top themes from last year on this video infographics. For a much deeper dive, download our white paper, Access for All: Expanding Opportunities for Players and Publishers Worldwide.

Niko Partners and Tencent Present Deep Insights Into Asian and MENA Video Games Markets

Last week the entire senior analyst team at Niko Partners gathered at Tencent America headquarters in Palo Alto, California in front of a roomful of gaming professionals to discuss their latest research and insights focused on the Asian, Middle East, and Northern Africa video games markets. At the event, Niko Partners provided additional context and detail [...]

Free event: Navigating the Asian and MENA Games Markets with Niko Partners and Tencent

Tencent and Niko invite you to join us at the Tencent America offices in Palo Alto for a deep dive into the Asian and MENA video game markets. For the first time, the Niko Partners senior team will be gathered in one place to discuss and answer questions about their latest research, providing additional context and [...]

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: , , , |

A Personal Reflection of Life Before, During and Three Years After COVID-19

Three years ago, in early 2020, Wuhan announced the closure of the city due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Three months into my family’s confinement as residents of Wuhan I wrote “A personal account of gaming and life in Wuhan during the COVID-19 outbreak” to share my story about gaming during the initial Wuhan lockdown with Niko’s [...]

2023-10-03T01:34:31-07:00February 23rd, 2023|Categories: China, Consoles, Regulations, Uncategorized, Youth Gamers|Tags: , , , |

China’s three hour rule for young gamers, one year later

September 2022 marks the one-year anniversary of one of China’s strongest youth gamer protection regulations put in place by the National Press and Publication Administration (NPPA). The regulations restricted playing online video games to 8-9pm Friday, Saturday, Sunday and legal holidays, for a total of 3 hours per week only in that time slot, for all [...]

2024-01-30T01:40:40-08:00September 14th, 2022|Categories: Regulations|

India blocks Battlegrounds Mobile India 2 years after banning PUBG Mobile

The Indian government requested Apple and Google to remove Battlegrounds Mobile India (BGMI) from their app stores on July 28th, one year after it launched in the country. Our research shows that the popular battle royale game, published by South Korean firm Krafton, is no longer available for download. The request comes in the wake of [...]

2022-08-03T12:50:36-07:00August 3rd, 2022|Categories: India, Regulations|Tags: , , , , , , |

Indonesia requires formal registration of tech and game companies

The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (Kominfo) had issued regulation no. 5 of 2020 on Penyelenggara Sistem Elektronik Swasta (PSE) or Private Electronic System Providers. The regulation is imposed to local as well as foreign tech enterprises operating in Indonesia, which include game companies, who are (1) providing services within [...]

2022-07-27T07:21:37-07:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: Indonesia, Regulations, Southeast Asia|
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