China online gaming market reached 177 billion yuan (US$25.7 bn) in 2016 and is estimated to grow to exceed 232 billion yuan (US$33.69 bn) in 2019 according to data from iResearch.
The proportion of mobile games grow to over 56% in 2016 and will exceed 66% in 2019. The total number of mobile gaming users is 521 million and the PC end has 484 million users in 2016.
Tencent is the top online gaming company by revenues with 325.2 billion yuan (US$47.23 bn) revenues from PC and 383.4 bn yuan (US$55.68 bn) from mobile, followed by Netease (PC: 108.3 bn yuan/US$15.73 bn; mobile: 165.1 bn yuan/US$23.98 bn).
This article is an excerpt from EBook – China Internet Insights 2017