Gam­ing rev­enues surge on mo­bile growth

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Driven by the boom­ing mo­bile in­ter­net sec­tor, top Chi­nese gam­ing com­pa­nies saw sig­nif­i­cant growth in game rev­enues dur­ing the first half of 2017, ac­cord­ing to a games mar­ket re­port.

Chi­nese video game gi­ant Ten­cent Hold­ings Ltd has taken the top spot in the rank­ing of New­zoo’s Top 25 Com­pa­nies by Game Rev­enues list, gen­er­at­ing $7.4 bil­lion in the first half of this year, a 50 per­cent in­crease over the same pe­riod last year.

New­zoo said the pop­u­lar­ity of Ten­cent’s mo­bile game King of Glory, which at­tained 200 mil­lion play­ers in China alone, has made big bucks for Shen­zhen-based Ten­cent this year. Chi­nese gam­ing in­dus­try data­base Gamma Data Corp es­ti­mated that King of Glory raked in around $911 mil­lion in the sec­ond quar­ter in the do­mes­tic mar­ket, and its trans­ac­tions would hit more than 22 bil­lion yuan for the full year.

Chi­nese lead­ing gam­ing out­fit NetEase Inc con­tin­ued to rank as sev­enth on the list, record­ing a stag­ger­ing 53 per­cent year-onyear in­crease in rev­enues to hit $2.9 bil­lion in the first half of 2017.

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