The Chinese online game publisher NetEase continued its hot streak with another quarter of revenue growth.
For the first calendar quarter, ended March 31 2014, the company earned CNĄ2.5 billion ($405 million), up from CNĄ2.3 billion in the same quarter last year. However, net profit for the quarter was CNĄ1.1 billion ($181 million), the same amount as the first quarter of last year.
The company's online games division contributed the vast majority of revenue - CNĄ2.2 billion ($347 million), versus CNĄ2 billion the prior year - and given its ongoing partnership with Blizzard. which started in 2008, that's hardly a surprise.
In addition to its many other titles, NetEase operates World of Warcraft, StarCraft II and Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft in China. In April this year, it announced a deal to operate Blizzard's forthcoming MOBA, Heroes of the Storm.
Last financial year, NetEase turned a profit of almost $735 million.