After Industry Chill, Chinese Games Sales Return to Double-Digit Growth

| July 31, 2019

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Several months after China is government lifted a suspension on game licensing that cast a lengthy chill over the world is largest video game market, there are signs that the industry is returning to its former state of health. A report published Tuesday by gaming industry database CNG says that Chinese game studios’ revenue in the first half of 2019 jumped 10.8% year-on-year to 116.3 billion yuan ($16.9 billion). While that doesn’t match the 30% to 40% increases witnessed earlier this decade, the return to double-digit growth marks a welcome reprieve for an industry that has been subjected to intense state scrutiny.

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