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 Game consoles have been banned for over a decade, and that was only rescinded a few weeks ago.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.
Action RPGs are the most favored genre, led by PC-based gamers.
Here’s the full infographic:
(Source: Go-Global blog)
For more fun graphics like this one, check out previous entries in our infographic series.
(Editing by Josh Horwitz)