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China: Online gamers expected to reach 230 million by 2012, per analysts

Tuesday, 8th December 2009 20:33 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Research firm Analysys International has predicted that online game revenues in China will hit around ¥73.1 billion yuan ($10.7 billion) within three years time.

Growth is expected due to internet penetration which is currently at 27 percent, and revenues for the game industry are predicted hit close to ¥26 billion yuan ($3.8 billion) this year and grow 41.2 percent each year for three years.

By 2012, China’s online game sector will have 230 million online gamers compared with the current 69 million, said the firm.

That’s a load of online gamers.

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  1. Jadeskye

    damn, thats a fifth of the population.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. NoxNoctisUmbra

    I have next best gaming idea. The Communism MMO simulator.. Everyone will be stuck at level 20 while only one will be at level 60! It will sell like hotcakes.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Jadeskye

    little red book simulator

    LRBS! i like it.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Uncontested

    Well when the only thing that doesnt get you executed is playing MMOs… You figure theres a lot of bored people lol.

    #4 5 years ago