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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 State Administration of Press and Publication releases new notice on preventing addiction among minors in online games.

Last month we wrote about how Chinese lawmakers were looking to revise the Minor Protection Law to strengthen regulation around minors in online games. This week, China’s gaming regulator, the State Administration of Press and Publication, released a notice titled “Notice on preventing addiction among minors in online games”. The notice builds on top of existing [...]

2020-01-28T19:43:52-08:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Regulations|Tags: |
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