Numbers were reported by the semi-official Game Publishing Committee of the China Audio-Video and Digital Publishing Association.
- In H1 2022 the gaming market in China fell by 1.8%.
- The number of gamers dropped from 666.5M in December 2021 to 665.7M at the end of June.
- Chinese gaming companies’ revenue from the local market decreased by 4.25% in H1 2022. For comparison, in H1 2020 the industry showed 30.4% growth; in H1 2021 – 8.3% growth.
- However, Chinese gaming companies’ revenue from foreign markets increased by 6.2% to $9B in H1 2022.
Experts are naming game licenses regulation and children’s restrictions as the main factors of the Chinese gaming market troubles.