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[Newzoo] Total Consumer Spend 2010 is $24.7bn – Total US wallet down “only” 2% year-on-year

[Newzoo] Total Consumer Spend 2010 is $24.7bn – Total US wallet down “only” 2% year-on-year

Online gaming compensates for drop in console game spending. UK: £3.7bn (-3%), FR: €4.0bn (+13%), GER: €4.9bn (+33%) New national surveys in Russia, China, Spain, Brazil and Mexico. Amsterdam/San Francisco, 20 December  2010 – Data from the free Total Consumer Spend 2010 Report published by games industry market research specialist Newzoo shows how big changes in consumer spending are transforming [...]
HEVA Online beats WOW in Taiwan

HEVA Online beats WOW in Taiwan

It turns out that Heva Online had indeed been looking ahead to a rosy future. (refer to our last post where we were anticipating Heva Online‘s success). In Taiwan, Heva Online has been undergoing OBT since September 24th, and it now ranks number one out of all games, even surpassing World of Warcraft. As of October 20th, Heva Online accumulated 500,000 registered users and PCU of 25,000. In Taiwan’s [...]
Iris Online beats WoW in Taiwan

Iris Online beats WoW in Taiwan

A cute-style 3D online game developed by Eyasoft, Iris Online, beat WOW in Taiwanese market. According to Taiwanese gaming weblog, Gamer.co.tw, Iris and WOW had been competing with each other for weeks for the first place in the chart and Iris Online succeeded in securing the rank, dropping WoW on its second place this week. It took just about 2 weeks since its beta test began on September 15th by [...]
Dragona enters Philippines market

Dragona enters Philippines market

On September 29th , Hosun Kim, the CEO of Liveplex, announced that Dragona is to enter Philippine game market in early 2011. Dragona is an upcoming fantasy MMORPG featuring 3 races, 6 classes and the unique Dragon Possession system, where players can transform into Dragonoids. Dragona has already been exported to Macao, Hong Kong and Taiwan, the agreement having been signed on September 17th. The [...]
Rappelz, the first and the best MMORPG in the Middle East

Rappelz, the first and the best MMORPG in the Middle East

How does the Middle East sound as a location for a new online game launch? Admittedly, the Middle Eastern game market has not been much of interest to the global publishers and developers. The potential of the Arabic blue ocean is infinite, however, and the prospects are looking good. Rappelz, the first 3D MMORPG game to be published in the Middle East, is getting well-received attention from its hospitable [...]
Yulgang Online, to become a “steady-seller” in Thailand

Yulgang Online, to become a “steady-seller” in Thailand

<Source : YouTube – Yulgang Online Promotion Video #03> Yulgang Online, developed by KRG Soft, will be extending its service until 2013 in Thailand thanks to the sensational popularity it has accumulated so far among Thai gamers. Ever since Yulgang Online started its Thailand service in November 2005, it received favorable responses from a variety of online game users in Thailand. By February [...]
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