Lot has changed in this top 15 Indonesian game websites July edition. Some new names also made their way through the top 10. And surely, some old names lost their places.
On this top 15 Indonesian video game journalism websites July 2018, a lot has changed in top 10 lists. Despite the rank decreases from last month, Duniaku.net is still going strong in the first place with Alexa rank 71. In the second place, there is Duniagames.co.id that made a big jump from rank 198 last month to 101 this month. It also takes over Jalantikus.com’s place, which is removed from this list because it no longer provides gaming news content.
IDEA Network’s website is still going strong in the top 5. Alongside Duniaku.net, there are GGWP.id in 4th rank (Alexa rank 306) and Teknosaurus.com in 5th rank (Alexa rank 834). A Big surprise comes from Upstation.id, which also made a massive jump from 10th place last month to 3rd place this month with Alexa rank 229!
Have we mentioned some of the new names that made their way through this list before? They are Dafunda.com and Id.Gamehubs.com. Dafunda.com successfully takes the 7th place with Alexa Rank 1,557 and Id.Gamehubs.com takes the 13th place with Alexa Rank 6,998. This makes some names like Revivaltv.id and Gameqq.net knocked out from this top 15 list.
Definition of Video Game News Websites
Defining video game websites is not that simple. Every site has its own uniqueness and composition. There are sites that have wide-range of topics and cover topics outside gaming (like Duniaku.net, Jurnalotaku.com, etc). There are also sites that only focus on one game or one specific genre (like Revivaltv.id and Hasagi.gg).
In this ranking, video game website is defined as:
- A site that covers game only
- A site that includes games in its top category, that has articles, videos, or images as contents.
- A site that was established in Indonesia and has nation-wide coverage.
This list is also limited only to games websites & blogs that have been tracked by Alexa site evaluators. Furthermore, sites that are included in this list have to be active, which means they must at least published one article in the past week before the data compiled.
How Accurate Is This?
Because it is based on prediction, the data shown is not 100% accurate. This data is taken from Alexa.com, based on their proprietary tools.
Even though it’s not 100% accurate, Alexa’s data is one of the most used data in industry benchmarking, thus, it has strong authority to quantify traffic from a site.
Alexa.com’s data is updated every day. The movement of the data can also be significant each day. Because of that, data shown here is more of a snapshot of Alexa rank in a day, July 25, 2018, to be precise.
Is This Ranking Comprehensive?
No. Alexa only provides the list of top 500 sites from Indonesia. Other than that, it is based on personal research.
So based on the definition above, these are top 15 game media in Indonesia according to Alexa ranking, July 2018 edition.
|Rank||Sites||Alexa Rank Indonesia|
|1 (1) –||Duniaku.net||71|
|2 (3) ▲||Duniagames.co.id||101|
|3 (10) ▲||Upstation.id||229|
|4 (4) –||GGWP.id||306|
|5 (5) –||Teknosaurus.com||834|
|6 (6) –||Gamebrott.com||858|
|7 (-) ▲||Dafunda.com||1,557|
|8 (7) ▼||Jagatplay.com||1,613|
|9 (8) ▼||Jurnalotaku.com||1,664|
|10 (9) ▼||Kotakgame.com||1,786|
|11 (11) –||Hasagi.gg||4,548|
|12 (12) –||Indogamers.com||6,293|
|13 (-) ▲||id.Gamehubs.com||6,988|
|14 (15) ▲||Metaco.gg||7,330|
|15 (14) ▼||Inigame.id||7,876|
Mobile games will further dominate in terms of revenue streams, and the total global games market is catching up to "real" sports business.
1. Duniaku.net – 71
Duniaku.net covers mainly three things: games, geek cultures, and gadgets. It focuses on popular topics. The writers usually write about animanga, Dota 2, popular games, local pop culture issues, Android gadgets, and many more. Duniaku.net targets young readers and has a goal to encourage creative industry fans into actors.
In March 2017, IDEA Network -the media group of Duniaku.net- received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC) and announced the launching of other sites like GGWP.id, Teknosaurus.com, and GamePrime.org.
2. Duniagames.co.id – 101
Duniagames.co.id belongs to the biggest telecommunication company in Indonesia, Telkomsel. Duniagames.co.id focuses on games, especially esports and mobile. Aside from news, this site also provides a place to download apps and games using Telkomsel billing.
Duniagames.co.id holds many events like games competitions and community events. Recently, it also launched an eSports team for Arena of Valor called DG eSports.
3. Upstation.id – 229
Upstation.id is a media owned by UniPin, a game payment gateway company. Upstation.id has various kinds of contents, such as games, popular stuff, celebrities, and others. It also does content exchange partnerships with other media like malesbanget.com and hipwee.com.
4. GGWP.id – 306
GGWP.id is a site dedicated to esports and its local scene. The contributors mainly write about popular esports in Indonesia, like mobile MOBAs, Dota 2, Overwatch, and others.
As mentioned above, GGWP.id is a member of IDEA Network group.
5. Teknosaurus.com – 834
Teknosaurus.com covers all about gadgets, tech, and mobile games. The writers usually write about trivia, tips and tricks, game guide, top lists, and many more.
Teknosaurus.com is a member of IDEA Network group, same as GGWP.id, Duniaku.net, and GamePrime.org.
Duniaku.net, Indonesia’s biggest game, geek culture, and gadget media, announced that they have received funding from Discovery Nusantara Capital (DNC)
6. Gamebrott.com – 858
Gamebrott.com usually writes news, tutorials, and review from different kinds of platforms (PC, mobile, and console). It has a community feature but is currently inactive.
7. Dafunda.com – 1,557
Dafunda.com is one of the big geek and pop culture websites in Indonesia. It has some subcategories for each content, such as Dafunda Game (for any news related to the game), Dafunda Tekno (technology and gadget) and Dafunda Otaku (anime and manga).
8. Jagatplay.com – 1,613
Jagatplay.com focuses on discussing games on certain platforms, which are PC and console. The writers also cover gaming gears. Jagatplay.com is one of Jagat Network members, including JagatReview.com.
9. Jurnalotaku.com – 1,664
Jurnalotaku.com covers news and culture related to Japan, including games. In the game topic, the writers also write about non-Japan games related, including Indonesian games.
Jurnalotaku.com has community-based contents called My JOI that produce 2-4 articles in a month.
10. Kotakgame.com – 1,786
Kotakgame.com is one of the oldest gaming websites in Indonesia. Although it has various content ranging from the game, cosplay, anime to the movie, but still the majority of the content covers about games. Once, it had a forum, but now it focuses on news websites.
11. Hasagi.gg – 4,548
Hasagi.gg is also a niche site that only covers League of Legends. League of Legends itself is the most popular MOBA (multiplayer online battle arena) game in the world (although not in Indonesia).
12. Indogamers.com – 6,293
Indogamers.com is renowned for its strong and loyal community. In mid-2000’s, Indogamers.com had its own server for several popular games, including Dota Allstar and World of Warcraft.
13. Id.Gamehubs.com – 6,988
Gamehubs is a media company, magazine publisher and online portal that is built by a team of gamers for gamers. It focuses on Asian gamers, so they provide three different sites with three different languages: English, Indonesia, and Thailand. Beyond their online presence, Gamehubs also the official licensee of Edge Asia edition, one of the UK’s oldest and most reputable gaming magazines.
14. Metaco.gg – 7,330
Metaco.gg is all about eSport games. It covers games like Dota 2, Mobile Legends, LoL, Hearthstone, CS: GO and others. It provides guides for heroes or characters, news regarding esports events, and the technical side of the game.
15. Inigame.id – 7,876
Inigame.id covers PC, consoles, and mobile games. It has an online store and citizen journalist platform where readers can write their own stories and publish them on Inigame.id.
Edited by Devi