I tweet about the Video Games industry. Senior Analyst at Niko Partners. Covering the video games market in China & Asia. (He/Him)

London, England
Joined April 2014
People keep asking me what the top public video game companies are by revenue for calendar year 2020. Here are the top 5: Tencent - $29.30bn Sony - $22.67bn Nintendo - $15.79bn Microsoft - $13.83bn NetEase - $8.37bn Includes game related revenue only. 1/3
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Notes. Tencent includes games revenue from its social networks business too. Sony, Nintendo and Microsoft include game hardware related revenue. All figures except Microsoft are converted to USD from Yen or Yuan. I used the exchange rates provided by each company. 2/3
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Anyway, I'm going to mute this thread because there is a higher chance this gets picked up by fanboys compared to an actual discussion happening. 3/3
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Apex Legends is coming to mobile polygon.com/22391698/apex-le…
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This is why it's worth raising these issues! Sometimes it leads to change. This is great news!
PS Store Update: Players will be able to continue to purchase games on PS3 and PS Vita: play.st/3x242wF
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PS Store Update: Players will be able to continue to purchase games on PS3 and PS Vita: play.st/3x242wF
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ByteDance's acquisition of Moonton made headlines, but its acquisition of C4 Games has been fairly muted. Yet C4 Games is the developer of Girls Chronicle: Idle Heroine, which was the #10 highest grossing Chinese published game overseas in March. Meanwhile Mobile Legends is #23.
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ByteDance, the owner of TikTok, is engaging in M&A to build its presence in the global games industry. Girls Chronicle (C4 Games) is extremely popular in Japan. Mobile Legends (Moonton) is extremely popular in Southeast Asia. Both can leverage TikTok to reach other markets.
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ByteDance has also acquired the licenses to titles such as One Piece: The Voyage and SNK: All Stars which are set to launch in China in H1, 2021. Ragnarok X: Next Generation, which already launched, is performing well in HK and Taiwan. Is almost at $100m total revenue.
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Hitman and Project 007 developer IO Interactive opens Barcelona studio gamasutra.com/view/news/3799…
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Chrome and Edge browser support for Windows 10 and the Safari browser for iPhone and iPad. Microsoft can't put a dedicated Xbox Cloud Gaming app on the iOS App Store due to Apple's policies, so launching the service through the Safari browser is the only solution.
Xbox Cloud Gaming limited beta for Windows 10 and iPhone/iPad announced; invites will be sent out tomorrow to XGP Ultimate members news.xbox.com/en-us/2021/04/…
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Bringing Xbox Cloud Gaming to PC's is a further extension of Microsoft's gaming subscription strategy. Game Pass is the entry point to the Xbox ecosystem and cloud enables any device to act as the 'console' for the player. Extension to Smart TV's won't be far off.
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Xbox continues to offer multiple hardware entry points to cater to core console players, casual gamers and new gamers. Dedicated Console - Series S - Series X Dedicated PC - W10 Store - Steam Cloud Gaming - Mobile - PC - Smart TV's All wrapped up with Game Pass
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The big question mark of course is whether cloud gaming can become a viable option for non core console gamers. RIght now it's a great way to extend play beyond the console. But can cloud gaming work as the primary way to play games? Certainly not for everyone just yet.
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Doctors are testing a prescription video game for COVID-19 "brain fog" theverge.com/2021/4/19/22391…
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Replying to @PersonalGenius
Well in China Overcooked is warmly known as "Divorce Kitchen" - so make of that what you will! 😂
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Viewed worldwide, the pandemic is still raging. More people were diagnosed with Covid-19 during the past seven days than any other week since the start of the outbreak, topping 5.2 million globally. In India, a doubly-mutated variant is driving up new infections.
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Tears of Themis was released in China last year during July. Essentially a female centric romance game. It builds on the ACG style games that MiHoYo is known for (Genshin Impact & Honkai Impact), but targets a new niche. Has a small but dedicated fanbase in China.
miHoYo announces otome ‘romance x detective x adventure’ game Tears of Themis for iOS, Android gematsu.com/2021/04/mihoyo-a…
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