Online Gaming Industry in China – Statistics and Trends [Infographic]

In China, online games enjoy penetration rates of 59.5% (within the total Internet users) and 33% (within the total mobile Internet users) .  Check out our new Infographic – “Online Gaming Industry in China – Statistics and Trends” to know more about the estimated revenue of Chinese online game operators, online gamers demographics in China, popular online games genres, market share of online game segments in China and more.

Online Gaming Industry in China - Statistics and Trends

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Estimated Revenue of Chinese online Game Operators (bn Yuan)

Year

Revenue

(bn Yuan)

Growth

2012

66.2

24.0%

2013

82.1

24.0%

2014

97.8

19.2%

2015

113.3

15.9%

2016

130.8

15.4%

2017

150.0

15.0%

By 2015, there will be 266 million Chinese gamers playing at least 2 hours a month

Online Gamers By Gender

 Gender %age
Male 73%
Female 27%

Online Gamers By Age

Age %age
Below 19 9.3%
19-25 55%
26+ 35.7%

Where Gamers Play

Place  %age
Home

73%

Internet Café

19%

School

4%

Work

3%

When Gamers Play

Time %age
8 P.M. to 10P.M.

22%

6P.M. to 8P.M.

21%

10 P.M. to Midnight

14%

2 P.M. to 6 P.M

13%

Noon to 2 P.M.

12%

8 A.M. to Noon

11%

Midnight to 2 A.M.

4%

2 A.M. to 8 A.M.

3%

 

Gaming Preferences

Graphic Interface
%age
3D graphics

60%

2.5D graphics

23%

2D graphics

17%

 

Gaming Genre Preferences

  Gaming Genre
%age
Action RPG

28.1%

First-person Action Games

18.8%

Shooters

12.0%

Platformers

8.6%

Turn-based RPG

6.3%

Strategy Games

5.2%

Racing Games

5.15%

Virtual Community / SIMGames

4.4%

Music and Dance Games

3.2%

Chess, Cards, Puzzles

2.9%

 

Market Share Of Chinese Online Game Segments

 

Year

Large Client Games

Platform Games

Web

Games

Social Games

2013

76.0%

5.9%

13.8%

4.4%

2014

74.8%

5.6%

14.5%

5.2%

2015

73.8%

5.3%

14.8%

6.1%

2016

72.8%

5.0%

15.1%

7.1%

In 2012, 40 domestic Chinese companies developed a total of 177 online games. They were exported to overseas markets, at an estimated total sale value of US$570 million.

64% of Chinese gamers spend money on online games each month.

Top 10 Online Games Operators By Revenue (Q3 2013)

#

Company

Revenue From Games (Yuan)

1

Tencent

8.42 billion

2

NetEase

2.10 billion

3

Changyou

980 million

4

Shanda Games

960 million

5

Perfect World

750 million

6

Giant Interactive

581 million

7

Qihoo 360

407 million

8

Kingsoft

271 million

9

Huanju

154 million

10

TaoMee

63 million

 

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