Sections

Mobile gamers will soon outnumber PC players in China

Niko Partners finds that China's explosive mobile growth will continue

According to a report by market research firm Niko Partners, the number of mobile players will soon exceed the number of PC players in China. In the China's Mobile Games Market 2012 report, Niko estimates that the number of mobile gamers in the region will reach 192 million this year.

The firm believes the market is still growing and will continue to rise as 3G data use and smartphone ownership becomes more widespread. Niko Partners expects China's annual mobile game revenue to hit $3.6 billion in five years, an six-fold increase over $600 million in 2011.

"Mobile games and web-browser games are the two buzzword segments in China's games market this year, and Chinese game companies are racing to deliver their games on multiple platforms to satisfy gamer demand in every way possible," said Niko Partners managing partner Lisa Cosmas Hanson.

[Via VentureBeat]

Related stories

The mobile market in 2016 may portend major instability ahead

Pokemon Go was the only outsider title to top the charts, in another year defined by stagnation and the inexorable rise of East Asian publishers

By Rob Fahey

Peter Vesterbacka announces involvement in citizen space program

Former Rovio man is one pillar of Space Nation, creating a generation of astronauts

By Dan Pearson

Latest comments (1)

Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer 4 years ago
Better start learning Chinese then!
0Sign inorRegisterto rate and reply

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.