Chinese Game Localization Fact Sheet

Interested in localizing your game for a Chinese audience? Check out this useful fact sheet created by Localize Direct for game creators looking to tap into the Chinese market. It includes information on types of games that are popular in China (Puzzle, Casual, Social and Racing games; along with free-to-play MMOs), and font and text... Continue Reading →

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles China Gameplay

This installation in the Assassin's Creed franchise will take take players to China in 1526 during the collapse of the Ming Dinasty. The last member of the Chinese Brotherhood, Shao Jun, returns to her hometown on a journey for revenge against the Templars in a 2.5D adventure. It is one of three games in the... Continue Reading →

PS4 Postponement Due to Region Locking Issue

On January 8th, Sony announced that the Chinese release of its console and games, originally set for January 11th, would be postponed. The official message said it was due to "various reasons," but gave no specifics. When pressed by Chinese media to list specific reasons, Sony officials gave no comment, saying only to the Wall... Continue Reading →

PlayStation Release Date Postponed

Sony Computer Entertainment (Shanghai) and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group Co Ltd announced today that the original Chinese Mainland release date for Sony's consoles, accessories, and software will be postponed from its original January 11, 2015 release date due to "various reasons". The official message goes on to read, "We sincerely thank all the players who... Continue Reading →

Ban Lifted on Consoles in China– Definitely This Time, For Real

Almost a year after the Chinese government shut down rumors that claimed they were planning on removing the ban on gaming consoles, the Chinese government is removing the ban on gaming consoles. As of January 6th, the ban on purchasing or providing consoles has been temporarily lifted allowing new options for the law-abiding, console-curious Chinese... Continue Reading →

PS4 and Xbox One: Chinese Gamers Follow the Massacre

The execution-style murder of the Xbox One by Sony's E3 press conference hasn't escaped the notice of the Chinese bloggers. Games.QQ reported on the audience reaction at Sony's conference, noting that after announcing that the PS4 will not impose any new restrictions on use, Jack Tretton (president and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America)... Continue Reading →

China’s Top Five Game Franchises of this Generation

QQ has compiled a list of the top five games/franchises of this generation (specifically, PS3, Xbox 360, and Wii, as well as PC games made in the same period). With all this talk about the Xbox Infinity and PS4, they decided to make a list of the best that the Seventh Generation, now in its... Continue Reading →

Web Survey on Gaming Platform Use Shows PC Most Popular

An informal survey on the Weibo "Video Game Bar" page asked users what kind of gamer they are. What kind of gamer are you? PC single player? Web gamer? Cell phone gamer? Or 3DS or PSV player? WiiU or Xbox360? PS3? Could it be that you have all the consoles? Play everything? Come come come,... Continue Reading →

China Does Handheld Systems

I visited Taobao today to see what the top selling videogames are, since it’s just about the only “source” for that kind of information seeing as console games aren’t officially sold in China. Instead I came across this suspiciously familiar piece of hardware, which is a portable 4GB game/music/video/e-reader/camera/touch screen system with, apparently PS Vita... Continue Reading →

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