China Leading the Way for Mobile Games Distribution via Mobile Chat Apps

Check out Lisa Hanson’s latest article on In it she discusses the interesting opportunity for mobile games distribution via mobile chat apps, using the example of Tencent’s WeChat as one that is leading the pack globally.

Xbox One Pricing in China

BesTV has confirmed the price of the regular edition Xbox One will be RMB 3699 ($600) and the Kinect version is RMB 4299 ($700), whereas the Gold Membership of Xbox Live will be RMB 199 ($33). Xbox One will launch nationwide on September 23rd.

Xiaomi Enters Indonesia

Xiaomi will sell phones in Indonesia, where people are eager to buy new technology products. The Redmi phones will be sold exclusively on ecommerce site Lazada.

KongZhong Revenues Rise

Guild Wars 2 and World of Warplanes helped KongZhong exceed financial expectations in China in Q2. This demonstrates that PC online games are still doing well in China despite the surge in demand for mobile games that most industry observers talk about.

iQiyi, Huace Form JV

iQiyi is a popular online video company and subsidiary of Baidu. The company will form a JV with Huace Film & TV to create original content including dramatic series and variety shows for and then use that content to develop games and ecommerce products.