It’s all too familiar to hear someone receiving a gift card from a family member that they’ll never use. What if we told you that you could take this gift card and redeem it for virtual credit and in-game goods on your favorite supported titles? Sound too good to be true? Look no further because with In-Game Balance, any game or platform (Twitch) using Xsolla’s PayStation 3.0 is eligible!
If you haven’t already heard, Xsolla and Twitch expanded buying power to $4.99 channel subscriptions with more subscription options coming in the near future. Now you can pay for your favorite channel subscriptions with everything from Bitcoin to Subway gift cards. Plus, you can now buy channel subscriptions in 1, 3, or 6 month packages!
Streamers: If you stream with Twitch and would like to enable Xsolla’s 600+ International Payment Methods for your viewers to take advantage of, head to the subscriptions tab on your Dashboard and select Accept International Payments. There is no need to create another account on Xsolla or anywhere else; everything is done simply on Twitch. After opting-in, you’ll be presented with dialog containing the contract amendment. Read through and agree to the terms at the bottom and, voila, Xsolla payment options will be enabled on your channel subscriptions.
In this ever-evolving and technologically savvy world, it becomes harder and harder to stay true to traditional methods of payment. However, Germany is a slight exception in that cash is still considered king and often preferred in most cases.
Vietnam recently skyrocketed onto the gaming industry due to the major success of Flappy Bird being developed by an indie Vietnamese developer, Dong Nguyen. With this achievement, Vietnam proved itself as a growing market with much room for growth in the gaming industry.
Boasting a 90 million population and an economic growth rate which compares with the top in the world, Vietnam has the user-base and gamers necessary for such explosions of popularity. In order to monetize this market however, there are certain payment methods necessary to have knowledge of and Xsolla is here to help clear the air with intricate Vietnamese market information.
Standing firm as the 19th largest economy in the world with a developed capitalist economy, Taiwan has proven itself to be a major player in the market. However, not all is fine in Taiwan as they are at a figurative crossroads, having to choose between retaining labor-intensive industries from relocating to cheaper areas such as mainland China and focusing on future development in the high technology and service industry.
For the game developer, this could be reassuring news because if Taiwan decides to take the future development in high technology route, many new opportunities may be possible within the gaming industry.