The worldwide gaming market will continue to expand this year, with China accounting for the largest number of gamers in the online PC and mobile game segments, a Taipei-based analyst said Monday.
I thought the USA was the world's largest gaming market? Guess not, huh.
"online pc and mobile" gaming USA biggest console market
Of course, population-wise, the largest number of gamers... pfft! I wonder if a mainland Chinese gamer! pays over 300 yuans for a video game, is he or she called an idiot?
Depends on what you consider to be "gaming".
yes for consoles.
Largest numbers of gamers maybe, largest number of legitimate paying gamers, probably not. China has a very large piracy problem.
I'm pretty sure the data they've collected to determine the number of "online PC gamers" and "mobile gamers" is related to some sort of video game sales statistic rather than just "China has more people with phones", so the assertion is probably legit. FYI, the US and Europe have big piracy problems as well. The Caribbean too.
Brazil, China, Italy and Russia are the largest offenders, this is why SOPA made little sense as USA piracy does contribute to the overall "loss in sales" as much as corporations would like you to believe.
@Letros I don't believe anything as corporations would have me believe it. I did have a point there that is actually relevant though (that you're ignoring in favor of splitting hairs over who pirates more), which is that piracy is not counted when sales statistics are measured, no matter how rampant piracy is in a given country. Also, that piracy (being a digital matter) is global, no matter where the source is.
@Fred Well said sir
If one of the big 3 find away to be able to sell their console legally in China, than they could easily win next gen.
Why does that article neglect to mention that consoles are banned in China? That makes it much more interesting that China still has the largest games market. http://kotaku.com/5587577/w...
Actually, Europe is the biggest gaming market. Its about time companies took note of that instead of pandering to America and Japan. Mainland China would probably be the biggest if they lifted the console ban on 'the big three'.
"Mainland China would probably be the biggest if they lifted the console ban on 'the big three'." So you think the lack of consoles in china make them not the biggest? How can you say what is the biggest market? did you count them? Even in america hardcore pc gamers + casual gamers have a lot of potential to dominate. http://news.yahoo.com/micro... hence.. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
It was said a couple of years ago that Europe has overtaken the US. After all, Europe is made up of several countries and not just one.
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