People play games in the video gaming centre in Shanghai, China, 31 August 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
People play games in the video gaming centre in Shanghai, China, 31 August 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE

China’s video gaming crackdown: 2021 revenue growth slows sharply amid teenage play limits and new licence suspensions

  • Industry’s gross sales revenue grew 6.4 per cent in 2021 from a year ago, a sharp reduction from last year’s 20.7 per cent growth, according to report
  • Slower growth comes after Chinese regulators implemented teenage play limits and froze new game licence approvals in August

People play games in the video gaming centre in Shanghai, China, 31 August 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
People play games in the video gaming centre in Shanghai, China, 31 August 2021. Photo: EPA-EFE
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