According to a newly released report from Niko Partners, the Southeast Asian games market which includes Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam will reach $1.2 Billion by 2017.
The market is currently valued at $661 million, generated by around 85 million gamers. Niko believes the number of games will surge to over 130 million in the next 4 years.
According to managing partner of Niko Partners, Lisa Cosmas Hanson, this revenue growth will come from the booming mobile sector but also client based online PC gaming which “remains vibrant and will continue to experience aggressive revenue growth over the 5-year forecast period.”
Lisa further noted that “many Southeast Asian hardcore PC gamers ignore mobile gaming all together, a major behavioral difference from the Chinese gaming population.”