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Tencent is launching the Nintendo Switch in China next week

Tencent is launching the Nintendo Switch in China next week

Tencent has announced that Nintenbdo Switch console will launch in China next week, bringing the console to this audience for the first time ever.


Gears 5 launch in China delayed

Gears 5 launch in China delayed

An unspecified issue caused the launch of Gears 5 to be delayed in China, while the game is releasing around the rest of the world on September 10, 2019.


Tariff on games consoles delayed by the US

Tariff on games consoles delayed by the US

The United States has delayed their plans to increase tariffs on video game consoles coming from China.


Sony warn that prices will rise if the US expand their China tariffs

Sony warn that prices will rise if the US expand their China tariffs

Sony has warned consumers that prices of PlayStation consoles in the US will rise if the Trump Administration moves forward with their planned tariff increase on Chinese-manufactured video game consoles. The platform holder, together with Nintendo and Microsoft, has submitted a letter to the US Trade Representative’s office against the aforementioned tariffs, which would affect […]


Microsoft and Sony reduce console manufacturing in China

Microsoft and Sony reduce console manufacturing in China

Sony and Microsoft are considering ways in which they could reduce their console manufacturing in China, as a result of the ongoing trade war between the country and the US.


China approves new titles from Tencent and NetEase

China approves new titles from Tencent and NetEase

Leading Chinese games publishers Tencent and NetEase have finally been granted licences to publish new games by the Chinese government. The move indicates a further thaw in the “freeze” on approvals for new games in China that has wiped billions off the value of both Tencent and Netease. News of the freeze in Chinese game […]


Nintendo Switch Online experiencing issues in China

Nintendo Switch Online experiencing issues in China

Nintendo Switch Online, Nintendo’s new subscription service, has experienced issues in the form of outages in China during its launch weekend.


Newzoo predict continued growth for mobile gaming

Newzoo predict continued growth for mobile gaming

Market research firm Newzoo have predicted that the exponential growth of mobile gaming will continue for the next few years, generating huge revenue streams.


Tencent’s value drops following new Chinese regulations

Tencent’s value drops following new Chinese regulations

As part of an effort to reduce the level of addiction to online games Chinese Regulators will be cutting the number of them available for public use.


Valve working with Perfect World to launch Steam China

Valve working with Perfect World to launch Steam China

Publisher Perfect World is working with Valve in order to launch Steam China. The project is the result of long-term collaboration between Valve and Perfect World, a Chinese publisher.