Latest News:  
Beijing   Sunny    13 / 3   City Forecast

People's Daily Online>>China Business

China's online gaming industry grows in 2011

(Xinhua)

16:42, March 30, 2012

BEIJING, March 30 (Xinhua) -- China's online gaming industry reported total revenues of 46.85 billion yuan (7.44 billion US dollars) in 2011, up 34.4 percent year-on-year, according to a government report issued Friday.

The total number of people playing online games last year totaled 160 million, a year-on-year increase of 33 percent, said a report issued by the Ministry of Culture.

Online gaming companies maintained favorable momentum last year thanks to a continuously growing number of gamers and the rapid development of mobile phone games, the report said.

More and more people tended to play games on their mobile phones. Among the gamers, more than 50 million logged on through their mobile phones, up 46 percent over 2010.

Exports of domestic computer games also increased by 76 percent from 2010 to reach 403 million U.S. dollars in 2011, the report said.

More than 150 Chinese computer games have been sold abroad and 92 of them were developed in 2011, it said.

The ministry has pledged to improve gaming industry regulations this year. The administration will work on more detailed rules to manage and protect the virtual assets of gamers, the report said.

The administration will also continue working with service providers and operators to allow parents or guardians to supervise underage gamers, it said.

The ministry will continue to work on a real-name registration system for gamers and carry on with its campaign against games with inappropriate content, it said.

Email|Print|Comments(Editor:张茜)

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name

  

Selections for you


  1. Buddhism cultural relic in Xi’an

  2. Female martial arts teacher in Wuhan

  3. Dangerous poisons in our dinner table

  4. S. Korea, U.S. carry out live-fire drills

Most Popular

Opinions

  1. BRICS mulls joint bank
  2. How far away are we from nuclear terrorism?
  3. Benefits, not values, define BRICS unity
  4. China slams Japan's move over Diaoyu Islands
  5. More efforts needed for enhancing nuclear security
  6. Chinese solar companies to fight US tariffs
  7. South China Sea mapping underway
  8. Safer world, safer energy
  9. Keep talking, Hu urges
  10. US' human rights violations

What's happening in China

About 70 students sickened from SW China food poisoning incident

  1. Failure rate of China's flat-panel TVs hits 14.5%
  2. Ratio of male, female shows consecutive falls
  3. Sichuan to deploy dogs for cultural relic protection
  4. Chinese police crack major gambling case
  5. Netizens go to court over 1 yuan trips

PD Online Data

  1. Spring Festival
  2. Chinese ethnic odyssey
  3. Yangge in Shaanxi
  4. Gaoqiao in Northern China
  5. The drum dance in Ansai