China online gaming market hits $645 million in Q2
Shenda tops the list of operators with a market share of 18%
New figures released today by China-based Analysys International have pegged the country's online gaming market at CNY 4.43 billion (USD 645 million) for the first quarter of 2008.
That figure is up over the first quarter of the year from just under CNY 4 billion (USD 583 million), with Shenda, NetEase and Giant taking the top three market share spots respectively, reports Digitimes.
While that represents growth of 11.2 per cent over the last quarter, the figure is up almost 66 per cent year-on-year, demonstrating the importance of the Chinese market to the Asian territory.
The provider percentage share breakdown is as follows:
- 1. Shenda: 17.9%
- 2. NetEase: 12.8%
- 3. Giant (formerly ZhengTu): 11.4%
- 4. The 9: 10.9%
- 5. Tencent: 10.5%
- 6. Sohu: 7.4%
- 7. Perfect World: 7.4%
- 8. 9You: 5.6%
- 9. NetDragon: 3.8%
- 10. Kingsoft: 2.8%
- 11. China.com: 1.7%