August 4 , 2011
Tencent Pengyou.com’s popular games this month
According to statistics from Tencent Pengyou.com, Zynga’s CityVille has performed well since it launched on July 26 and it now ranks 6. GameLook believes Tencent will do everything to make CityVille a big success to attract more foreign games giants.
Kunlun has three TOP10 games on Pengyou last month. Hoolai’s Hoolai Three Kingdoms ranks the third. ismole’s Ninja Village ranks the forth and it will enter QZone soon. KingNet has two TOP10 games and Shenma Three Kingdoms is a new game. Fanhou’s HomeWorld ranks the first.
Renren’s popular games this month
Renren’s game user counting system is special in that it is based on most active users. Fanhou’s puzzle game Fairy Tale City ranks the first, which is very impressive considering its HomeWorld on Pengyou. 5minutes’ Little Anchor ranks the tenth and Kingnet’s Pirates King Hook Ups ranks the eighth. The recent popular fishing game Fishing Tatsujin ranks the second. Fishing games are much diversified and many developers have made similar games.
Tencent’s biggest movement this month was the launching of open mobile flash gaming platform.Tencent’s VP announced that their open platform had nearly 80,000 registered developers since it launched a month ago. Currently 40,000 applications are entering the platform and 3 game applications have 10 million users respectively. Tencent’s social platform has 100 million active users and some games have already got revenue of 10 million Yuan.
Sina is quickening its pace in opening its gaming platform. The micro gaming platform will be opened in August and it will be free for all developers in the first year.
Renren is hoping to catch up Tencent and Facebook in mobile platform developing but developers still favor Tencent, which could be seen from their social games revenues.
Kaixin is not only losing traffic but also attraction from the outside world.
Only Facebook has Chinese version games in the overseas markets. Yahoo has cooperated with DeNA to launch Yahoo！mobage in Japan and they are working with Taiwan local companies to release Chinese social gaming platform, which maybe too late.
There are already two powerful mobile platforms in China: Tencent and Sina. But it seems Glu, DeNA and GREE are all trying to get their share.
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