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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.

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majiebeast1267d ago (Edited 1267d ago )

99% of that is from ruining games with gold farming/botting.

adorie1267d 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.

Catoplepas1267d 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.

adorie1265d ago (Edited 1265d 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.

The Meerkat1267d ago

97,000,000,000 blank DVDs

3-4-51267d ago

98% made from copying or stealing somebody else's idea though.

FinalomegaS1266d ago

is that from legit games or just games sold regardless of origin.

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