Southeast Asia

29 05, 2014

Sony to Launch PS4 in China

2014-05-29T08:09:59-07:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Indonesia, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia|

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 [...]

9 05, 2014

China’s Mobile Carriers Launch Game Plan

2014-05-09T11:46:33-07:00May 9th, 2014|Categories: China, China Telecom, Consoles, Southeast Asia|

China's Mobile Carriers Launch Game Plan During the GMIC conference in Beijing May 5-6, the three largest Chinese mobile carriers jointly launched the "Double Hundreds Plan." The plan says they will jointly develop 100 mobile games to generate monthly revenue of more than 1 million RMB ($160,000), per title. Bloomberg reported that the carriers will have [...]

4 04, 2014

Niko News Roundup: Weibo to List on NASDAQ

2014-04-04T12:28:35-07:00April 4th, 2014|Categories: China, Southeast Asia, Tencent|

Tencent Acquires Stake in CJ Games Techcrunch reports that Tencent, the biggest online and mobile games company in China, has announced that it will pay $500 million for a 28% stake in CJ Games as it expands its global reach via acquisition. The transaction will make Tencent the third-largest investor in the South Korean gaming company [...]

6 03, 2014

Niko News Roundup: Strategic Partnerships Increasing in China

2014-03-06T15:15:15-08:00March 6th, 2014|Categories: China, Kong Zhong, Mobile Game Industry, Perfect World, Southeast Asia|

Chinese Games vs. Japanese Games Yi Ren, CEO of DeNA China, was interviewed by Gamelook and talked about his understanding in different features between Chinese and Japanese mobile game market. Mr. Ren said that Japanese mobile games are known for the low quantity, high quality and long life cycle. Japanese gamers grew up with console game [...]

14 02, 2014

Niko News Roundup: Giant Interactive Going Private

2014-02-14T12:40:57-08:00February 14th, 2014|Categories: Giant Interactive, Mobile Game Industry, Southeast Asia, Vietnam|

The Flappy Bird Saga The Flappy Bird saga has been all over the game industry the past few weeks - from the game's surprising origins (created by a single developer, Dong Nguyen, in Vietnam) to its meteoric/questionable rise in the app stores, and now the controversial deletion of the game permanently by Nguyen. Forbes has a [...]

29 01, 2014

Niko News Roundup: Asia is the Leading App Market in the World

2014-01-29T12:11:09-08:00January 29th, 2014|Categories: China, Consoles, Shanda, Southeast Asia|

Games Usage Expected to Rise During Lunar New Year Period With the Chinese Lunar New Year coming soon (January 31st through February 6th), we look forward to seeing how the game rankings play out - typically, most games are overwhelmed with users during Chinese holidays. According to an analysis by 17173.com, 2013 was the year of [...]

5 11, 2013

Southeast Asian Market Loves FPS and MoBA Too

2013-11-16T09:54:25-08:00November 5th, 2013|Categories: Southeast Asia|

Asiasoft Corporation is headquartered in Thailand and the stock is publicly traded there. Recent financial reports show that the regional online game operator, one of the few truly serving the entire SE Asian region, has seen a decline in revenue from PC online games.   The main reason is that the company's portfolio of games is [...]

5 04, 2013

Video Games Still Going Strong in Vietnam

2013-05-13T13:18:08-07:00April 5th, 2013|Categories: Southeast Asia, Vietnam|

A Tech in Asia report disclosed that Vietnam's largest online game operator, VNG (previously known as Vinagame), achieved record revenue in 2012 of VND 2 trillion ($90 million USD), up 12% from 2011. The company's business includes social media, online games, messaging, mobile games, distribution and more. Demand for mobile games is growing quickly in Vietnam, as in [...]