South East Asian GamesAran, Ainsley, Jake.B, Jake.M, James, Stevie
What is the benefit of South East Asia?• Gaming revenue estimated to exceed to $5 billion by 2016, the estimated figures are based on sales generated from about 100 million gamers within the regions.• Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand, and Vietnam are all very diverse in both cultural and language. So creates a very good environment for anyone in the world.
• South Korea has Insanely fast internet which helps to produce the highest per capita spending on gaming in the world. It is predicted to spread to everywhere as broadband improves way past its current 170 million internet users!• Game companies focus a lot on mobile and web game development because of their quick turnaround• The lower cost of development to projects are one of the main attractions of South East Asia. Some projects are up to 1/8th the cost of western development projects. This is one of the main reasons why a lot of work is outsourced there.
In the news• Nexon – South Korean MMO company(the maker of several put in bid to buyout EA, as they see them as their main competitor. This sparked a 6% increase in EA’s shares.• Bangkok based games company sandbox global releases SE Asias first premier facebook game (stylista) estimated to take in 1million+ players.• South Korean government is rumoured to start taxing ingame currency