Submitted by kungfuvn 1003d ago | news

Chinese games industry hits $9.7 billion in 2012

Online gaming accounts for 90 per cent of the industry, mobile a distant second

The Chinese games industry grew 35.1 per cent year-on-year to reach total estimated revenue of $9.7 billion.

According to data released in the 2012 China Games Industry Report, reported by Techweb, online gaming accounted for 90 per cent of total revenue - around $9.1 billion. (Casual games, Dev, Industry, iPad, iPhone, Mobile, PC, PS3, Tech, Wii U, Xbox, Xbox 360)

majiebeast  +   1003d ago
99% of that is from ruining games with gold farming/botting.
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adorie  +   1003d ago
I don't know about 99%, cause they spend money on games there too. They can sometimes have great addictions to games, as we have read from time to time on N4G.

I will go out on a limb and say that the farming industry there has contributed a significant portion of this total, though.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1003d ago
And selling kids to play?
Catoplepas  +   1003d ago
Considering the fact that gold farming is actually illegal in China, I doubt the China Games Industry Report would factor it into it's revenue.
adorie  +   1002d ago
It might be illegal, but it is still prevalent, also if you think anyone is ignoring the figures that farmers generate, then you'd be foolish to think so. I have been gaming for quite awhile and farmers have been around over 10 years, in my ONLINE GAMES. The majority of those farmers, even today? Chinese.

The communist party of China knows this is good business and will act as if they are doing something about it.

Pockets lined, same old stick, like in every country.
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The Meerkat  +   1003d ago
97,000,000,000 blank DVDs
3-4-5  +   1003d ago
98% made from copying or stealing somebody else's idea though.
FinalomegaS  +   1003d ago
is that from legit games or just games sold regardless of origin.
AO1JMM  +   1003d ago
Do any of those games even qualify as bargain bin in the western world? LOL
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