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. There are just a few days left to save on Mid-Term ticket prices.
The high cost of a substantial stake in Nexon is said to be too much for current interested buyers, according to a report.
The three gaming giants are the latest, following Apple and a string of US companies, to rally against new tariffs on China by the Trump administration.
The Pokemon Company has teamed with DeNA for mobile game Pokemon Masters, sett for a summer release.
When the British development icon did its initial public offering on June 1st, 2018, the Indian firm owned 28.5 per cent of the company. Today that figure stands at just 14.2 per cent after the firm sold off 14.3 per cent of Codemasters shares on Friday, June 21st.
In acquiring a stake in the dev team, Gumi Cryptos aims to support Double Jump in the expansion of its business.
The game will be localised into Arabic and be renamed to Bandar’s Farm to help the title become more culturally relevant.
500 companies will be represented at the conference. You can expect to meet developers, investors, big studios, publishers and global megabrands all the way to lone developers and students, plus press.
One Punch Man: Road to Hero is the first officially authorised game for Western countries based off of the Japanese superhero.
The outlet held its grand opening yesterday (Monday, June 24th) at the city's Dizengoff Center shopping mall.
Ahead of his panel appearance at PGC Hong Kong, we spoke with Twitchy Finger founder and CEO Edward Li about his company and new monetisation models.
Ahead of his PGC Hong Kong talk on designing and creating a successful idle game, Superera VP of publishing Joe Tang tells us why he thinks this is the "best age for video games".
PGC Hong Kong speaker, Animoca Brands CEO Robby Yung, gives talks up the blockchain ahead of his appearance at the show.
Tencent's Legend of Swordman 3 entered the free downloads charts at first position. Shanghai Xing Yu’s Glory of Cepheus and NetEase’s Teal Glass also made it into the top 10 at fifth and seventh respectively.