Let’s take a look at China’s $13.5 billion online gaming industry (INFOGRAPHIC)

Steven Millward
Steven Millward
11:17 am on Jan 21, 2014

China’s gaming industry is massive, as you’d expect, yet it’s also a lot more complex than you’d imagine. Game consoles have been banned for over a decade, and that was only rescinded a few weeks ago. PC-based MMORPG and FPS games – like Crossfire and Blade & Soul – dominate in terms of revenues they produce. Mobile gaming is still in second place for now, but that will surely change eventually as smartphones proliferate and people get more comfortable with in-app purchases.

This new infographic from the Go-Globe team shows lots of facts and figures on the Chinese online gaming industry right now. Some of the highlights include:

  • China’s online game operators made RMB 82.1 billion ($13.5 billion) in 2013.

  • That’s estimated to grow to $16.1 billion by the end of 2014.

  • Tencent (HKG:0700), the same company that makes WeChat, is China’s gaming giant.

  • Action RPGs are the most favored genre, led by PC-based gamers.

Here’s the full infographic:

China's online gaming industry, 2013 and 2014

(Source: Go-Global blog)

For more fun graphics like this one, check out previous entries in our infographic series.

(Editing by Josh Horwitz)

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