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Asia's console game market 'very challenging' from ZDNET

The Asia market is "very challenging" for console makers such as Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo as they would have to overcome software piracy, lower buying power of users in the region, and increasing competition from online and mobile games, say industry watchers. According to Allison Luong, managing director of Pearl Research, console makers face a number of obstacles in growing their businesses, such as high prices of the consoles, pirated games, competition from lower-priced earlier-generation console models, and import tariff duties.

Full article:
http://www.zdnet.com/asias-console-game-market-very-challenging-7000003963/


Free Online Games Sink Pirates for Emerging-Market Growth from Bloomberg
Video-game makers that once steered clear of emerging markets to avoid getting ripped off by copycats are returning with free online offers to make money from customers willing to pay for add-on features.

Full article: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-08-27/free-online-games-sink-pirates-to-unlock-emerging-market-growth.html

Asia's virtual masters eye Zynga's real lunch from Reuters
A decade ago, a developer from Korean gamemaker Nexon threw a few lines of code together to create an image of a flower to present to his girlfriend, buying himself more videogame time as she sat impatiently by his side at an Internet café.

Full article: http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/04/us-zynga-virtualgoods-idUSBRE89309G20121004

ZDnet:
http://www.zdnetasia.com/china-s-online-games-industry-to-hit-6b-by-2012-62062548.htm

http://www.zdnetasia.com/social-game-developers-need-strong-tie-ups-in-asia-62200953.htm

Cnet:
http://news.cnet.com/8301-13846_3-10216152-62.html

Techcrunch:
http://techcrunch.com/2011/04/12/chinas-online-game-market-surges-set-to-top-8-billion-by-2014/

http://techcrunch.com/2009/10/15/china-bans-foreign-investment-in-lucrative-online-gaming-market-not-quite/

Venturebeat:
http://venturebeat.com/2011/04/12/chinas-online-game-market-to-grow-to-8b-by-2014/

Virtual Goods News:
http://www.virtualgoodsnews.com/2009/04/virtual-goods-in-chinese-gaming-worth-2-billion.html

Mediapost: http://www.mediapost.com/publications/?fa=Articles.showArticle&art_aid=74604

Womens Wear Daily (WWD)
http://www.wwd.com/related/article/122670

Thomson's Market Hub

http://markets-hub.com/2008/02/14/baidu-issues-weak-guidance-but-still-leaves-google-little-room/

Media Post
http://publications.mediapost.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Articles.showArticleHomePage&art_aid=74604

DMNews
http://www.dmnews.com/Google-still-faces-challenge-from-Baidu-in-China/article/104431/

Research Recap
http://www.researchrecap.com/index.php/2008/01/29/can-upstart-search-engine-displace-entrenched-leader/


The Economist:
http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=9803915

BusinessWeek:

http://www.businessweek.com/innovate/content/apr2007/id20070426_642995.htm

MSNBC: http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/17175353/

GamaSutra:
http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=11747
How Micro-transactions rule South Korea

http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=12527
Q & A on Chinese Games Market

Red Herring: http://www.redherring.com/Article.aspx?a=19485&hed=The+Other+Korean+Bomb

Eurobiz Magazine: http://www.sinomedia.net/eurobiz/v200609/euro45.html

Gamespot: http://www.gamespot.com/news/6153903.html

Wired: http://www.wired.com/news/culture/games/0,71155-0.html?tw=rss.index
Add another category to India's intensifying regional competition with China: online gaming.

Smartmoney: http://www.smartmoney.com/undertheradar/index.cfm?story=20060505&pgnum=2
India is one of the hottest economies in the world right now, and its nascent Internet market in particular holds tremendous potential

VNUNET: http://www.vnunet.com/vnunet/news/2154480/indian-games-market-set-bright
Indian online games market set for bright future

Famitsu (In Japanese and as part of Famitsu’s Hakusho report)
http://www.f-ism.net/fgh/2006.html

Game Creation Magazine (In Chinese)
http://www.chinagcn.com/thisissue0609.htm

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/1/low/technology/2207229.stm

Gamasutra: http://www.gamasutra.com/php-bin/news_index.php?story=8773

Next-Gen Biz: http://www.next-gen.biz/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=2654&Item=2

Game Daily: http://biz.gamedaily.com/industry/news/?id=12293

 


 

 

 



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