China’s video game industry is worth almost $14 billion

China’s video game industry is now worth over ¥83 billion, equal to almost $14 billion. This means that the industry has grown by over 40% in the last year which is not surprising. What is surprising is the fact that 64.5% of that revenue came from PC games instead of the expected mobile games.

new report from China’s GPC (link via Google Translate), an industry group for game publishers, shows that China’s video game industry is now worth 83.17 billion RMB (or $13 billion), a 40% increase over the past 12 months (h/t Games In Asia). While the growth is not surprising, the fact that most of that revenue came from PC-based games may be, especially considering the amount of attention that has been focused on the rise of mobile in China.

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