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Chinese regulators hand out 87 new video game licenses in February

Game approvals that have been greenlit in 2023 are now nearly a third of 2022's total

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Chinese regulators approved 87 new video game licenses in February.

South China Morning Post reported that Tencent and NetEase were among the companies that received a green light for titles.

So far, a total of 175 game license approvals have been issued in 2023.

Last year saw 468 domestic games and 44 imported titles that were approved by regulators.

The news of February's approvals comes a month after it was reported that in 2022, the Chinese game market sales dropped 10.3% to $39.7 billion.

It was the first time the sector decreased since figures were reported in 2003.

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Jeffrey Rousseau: Jeffrey joined in March 2021. Based in Florida, his work focused on the intersectionality of games and media. He enjoys reading, podcasts, staying informed, and learning how people are tackling issues.
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