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Explainer: How big is China’s gaming industry?

PUBLISHED : Friday, 19 January, 2018, 5:37pm
UPDATED : Friday, 19 January, 2018, 5:44pm

China’s gamer-base is huge. But a large proportion of gamers remain invisible to the rest of the world, as they reside largely within China’s tightly controlled internet.

Meanwhile, China’s Tencent Holdings has quietly become the world’s largest gaming company, rivalling Facebook in being the world’s fifth largest company by market capitalisation. If you game at all, chances are you have played games owned wholly or in part by Tencent.