Made in China #67: the Chinese “Wikipedia”, the probability of the chests in games and other news
Under the heading “Made in China” collected news from China over the week, which was not included in the main ribbon 4PDA. Announcements, rumors and interesting events in the life of the main supplier of electronic goods in the world. In the new episode you will learn about the share of the iPhone among the most expensive smartphones; the counterpart of the online encyclopedia “Wikipedia” and the drop rate of items from chests games.
Apple almost completely controls the market of expensive smartphones in China
Lately Apple is losing ground in the Chinese market. Last year for the first time since 2012, the best-selling smartphone in China was not iPhone, and Oppo R9. CEO of Oppo and BBK founder Duan Yongping believes that Apple loses the Chinese market because of the reluctance to release more affordable smartphones. At the same time, Huawei, Vivo and Oppo are actively strengthening their positions. Despite this, the American Corporation almost completely controls the market of smartphones priced over $600 in China.
According to research firm Counterpoint, in the first quarter of this year, almost 80% of all smartphones sold cost more than $600 in China – Apple devices. The best selling was the iPhone 7 Plus 128 GB. Behind him in the ranking normal iPhone 7 version 128 GB. The flagship Huawei, Vivo, Samsung and other companies are sold in China much worse.
The report also says that deliveries in the first quarter grew by only 4%. The main growth was recorded on smartphones costing $100-$199 $300-$399. Basically, this apparatus Oppo, Vivo, Lenovo and Huawei. Prior to this, leaders in these categories were Samsung and Xiaomi.
In China will be a local analogue of “Wikipedia”
As you know, the Chinese Internet has a strict censorship. This applies not only to publish news and reviews, but also the work of foreign services. Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google Play and other popular services there is simply blocked. In this case, for each foreign service has its local counterparts. Soon the Chinese clone will appear and the popular online encyclopedia “Wikipedia”.
The Chinese government has announced the recruitment of 20,000 people to create the online encyclopedia, which will target Chinese users. The content of the encyclopedia will engage scientists from universities and research institutes. They will have to create articles on more than 100 disciplines. In the result, it is expected knowledge base with more than 300,000 articles of about 1,000 words each. It is planned that the service will start operating in 2018.
Chief editor of the project and Chairman of the Association distribution of books and periodicals of China stated that the Chinese encyclopedia is not a book and the great wall culture.
China has forced developers to disclose the drop rate of things in-game chests
Not so free, and sometimes even the game today without chests or kits purchased with real or in-game money. The user is aware of the possible rewards in these chests, but the drop chance has always remained a secret. The Ministry of culture of China felt that this process is comparable to gambling. So at the end of last year was adopted the decision to oblige developers and game publishers to disclose the probability of obtaining in-game items from these chests. The relevant law entered into force on 1 March this year. Not wanting to lose a huge number of players, the developers were forced to follow the new rule. As a result, many large companies have disclosed the probability of obtaining items from the chests in gaming popular online projects.
This week, the Perfect World, which is a partner Valve for the dissemination of China’s Dota 2 and Riot Games, developer of League of Legends, disclosed the drop rate of items from chests in their games. Also, this information was shared by Blizzard. For example, the multiplayer shooter Overwatch each chest holds at least one rare thing. Epic thing you can get an average time for 5.5 chest and legendary times for 13.5 chest.
It is important to note that the law requires developers and publishers information on the drop rate of the chests the things just for the Chinese players, so in other regions, the probability may vary.
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