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.
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According to Niko Partners, Tencent and NetEase account for over 70 per cent of the Chinese domestic market revenue. The combined total earned for online games was up 8.6 per cent for the first half of the year.
The figure is $10 million more than the planned $30m raise that was announced back in December 2018.
The duo hope to launch hardware that's compatible with Tencent's Cloud games infrastructure, in addition to integrating this tech into Razer's software. Razer has also said it will help Tencent Cloud's overseas expansion.
On mobile, Tencent remains dominant, not only has it claimed the top spot, but Tencent-owned company Supercell sees two titles hit the top 10. Clash of Clans and Clash Royale secured seventh and ninth place respectively.
In this article, we take a look at how Supercell’s portfolio has been performing over the last 90 days using App Annie data and whether it’s in dire need of a refresh or if the studio is in the luxurious position of just adding more to its riches.
The firm invested $534 million in the multi-sport platform. This new investment gives Nazara an extra 25 million active users a month for its network, closing in on 100 million.
Tencent’s Honor of Kings remains the country’s highest-grossing game. Second place is taken by Game for Peace, with publisher Tencent boasting five titles in the top grossing chart for the week.
Connect directly with the biggest players in the Asian market at G-STAR, the most accessible games event in the region. Busan, Korea, November 14th to 16th November. Register now here.