Category Archives: China
Thu, Feb 24, 2011 | 21:49 GMT
Chinese World of Warcraft provider NetEase has reported significant increases in sales and profit since taking over from The9.
Tue, Feb 15, 2011 | 21:35 GMT
The ESA has named Brazil, China, France, Italy and Spain as the five countries with “extraordinarily high” levels of online game piracy.
Tue, Feb 08, 2011 | 14:07 GMT
Fri, Jan 14, 2011 | 08:35 GMT
Sony Computer Entertainment is reportedly expanding into China, opening facilities in the city of Guangzhou and tentatively planning a local launch of the PlayStation 3, previously unavailable to mainland Chinese residents except by import.
Tue, Jan 11, 2011 | 09:26 GMT
Tue, Nov 16, 2010 | 20:08 GMT
A report issued by iResearch has concluded that China’s Web game market will more than double to $750 million by 2013 as Internet usage expands along with the casual game space.
Fri, Nov 12, 2010 | 08:41 GMT
Spicy Horse boss American McGee said today the China-based developer will expand from 80 to 160 staff in the next year-and-a-half.
Tue, Aug 24, 2010 | 07:38 BST
Blizzard and local operator NetEase have beaten the Chinese bureaucracy machine to finally peg a release date on WoW expansion Wrath of the Lich King.
Sat, Aug 07, 2010 | 21:31 BST
Tue, Jul 13, 2010 | 11:51 BST
Microsoft’s confirmed that Kinect won’t be going on sale in China this year. Or at any point, for that matter.
Thu, Jun 24, 2010 | 10:10 BST
China’s Ministry of Culture is to announce some new restrictive regulations on MMOs and other online titles from August 1.
Tue, May 18, 2010 | 15:25 BST
Runic Games’ Torchlight has sold 500K copies through digital and retail on PC.
Thu, Apr 29, 2010 | 10:28 BST
China’s gaming population is set to explode in the coming years, if analyst firm Niko Partners is to be believed.
Sat, Apr 17, 2010 | 20:48 BST
Microsoft has said that it’s to investigate reports that workers in a Chinese factory making its mice, cameras and Xbox 360 controllers are being subjected to a harsh workplace environment.
Fri, Feb 26, 2010 | 12:14 GMT
World of Warcraft’s Chinese boss has resigned his post.
Mon, Feb 08, 2010 | 08:22 GMT
NetEase has suspended registration of new accounts for World of Warcraft in China.
Mon, Feb 08, 2010 | 06:49 GMT
SCE Hong Kong’s is bringing Final Fantasy XIII to China in May.
Tue, Dec 08, 2009 | 20:36 GMT
Research firm Analysys International has predicted that online game revenues in China will hit around ¥73.1 billion yuan ($10.7 billion) within three years time.
Growth is expected due to internet penetration which is currently at 27 percent, and revenues for the game industry are predicted hit close to ¥26 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) this year and grow 41.2 percent each year for three years.
By 2012, China’s online game sector will have 230 million online gamers compared with the current 69 million, said the firm.
That’s a load of online gamers.
More through Edge.
Fri, Nov 27, 2009 | 18:09 GMT
Shanghai-based MMO operator, The9, has reported that Q3 sales dropped 94 percent after loosing World of Warcraft to NetEase in China.
However, the company remains optimistic, as revenues for Soul of the Ultimate Nation, Jiu Zhou Zhan Ji, Granado Espada, and FIFA Online 2 increased 55 percent compared to the previous quarter, while attracting 3.4 million active users when compared to last quarter’s 3.2 million active users.
While that is good news for the company, it just goes to just how massive the WoW beast really is no matter where you go.
More through Gamasutra.
Tue, Nov 03, 2009 | 19:55 GMT
The General Administration of Press and Publication in China, a regulatory authority, has ordered NetEase to cease operating World of Warcraft in the area due to the new version of the game lacking in approval.
According to Reuters, the hammer has come down due to an apparent “governmental turf war” between the agency (GAPP) and the Ministry of Culture, which also oversees the online gaming sector.
“Millions of Warcraft players will suffer the most,” said Leon Li, vice president of Chinese mobile Internet firm KongZhong. “But if you take a long term view of the industry, many of these Warcraft gamers may migrate to other games, so for the other Chinese online game companies, it is a good thing.”
NetEase launched the game commercially September 19 and the GAPP was upset that it launched without its approval.
Loads more drama through the link.