The Asia market has become the most lucrative and influential region in the global mobile games industry.
Companies in countries such as Japan, South Korea and China are highly successful at home and are increasingly expanding around the world through global game releases, international partnerships and M&A. These markets also offer lucrative opportunities for Western publishers.
To give you a deeper insight into this key region, each week we’re rounding up all the news from PocketGamer.biz and around the web. Don't forget to keep up with the news throughout the week on the Asia section of our site.
Got any news leads about the Asia market you'd like to share? Email PocketGamer.biz senior editor Craig Chapple at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can gain more insights into the Asia markets at Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th to 18th.
We deliver an in-depth analysis of the sector with input from Animoca Brands, Ember Entertainment and 6waves.
South Korea’s Netmarble and Kakao and three other private equity firms have submitted their final bids to acquire a controlling interest in games company Nexon.
Speaking to PocketGamer.Biz, a Rovio spokesperson confirmed that the new puzzle title is currently only being developed for China after identifying “a particularly strong appeal for the game there”.
PocketGamer.biz recently partnered with Mintegral to host a London mini-summit and networking event called The Bridge Between East & West covering all things China. Across four sessions, industry experts discussed the hyper-casual games market in China, lessons learned from publishing there and tips for being successful.
If you’re making the trip to join us Pocket Gamer Connects Hong Kong on July 17th and 18th, why not make the most of it with a few vacation days either side of the event?
Tencent has denied a recent report that claimed its overseas marketing and sales team for Arena of Valor was disbanded following the game’s lacklustre performance in Western markets.
Sales for the titles are estimated to have increased by 126 per cent from the $65 million PUBG Mobile made in April. This number excludes all Android revenue in China.
Boomzap creative director Chris Natsuume delivers his thoughts on the current state of the mobile games industry ahead of his talk at PGC Hong Kong.
Following a series of hints for a new mobile Dragon Quest game, Square Enix has revealed a new location-based series entry. Dragon Quest Walk looks to transplant the series’ more traditional roleplaying features over the real world, in a similar manner to Pokemon Go.
The company revealed the milestone on Twitter and is celebrating by handing out log-in bonuses and other in-game rewards.
Landing at the Cyberport venue in association with Animoca Brands, more than 750 games industry professionals will gather on the two days of July 17th and 18th.
The success of Tencent's new hits this year, which include Game for Peace and Perfect World, has seen NetEase's co-dominance of the chart fade.