Chine to become world’s largest online gaming market in 2007

China will become the #1 online gaming market by 2007, according to The Diffusion Group and Game Trust. Currently, China has more than 80 million Internet users and approximately 15 million broadband subscribers. Rapid penetration of PCs and broadband are fueling explosive growth in online gaming and other online sectors. Chinese Internet users spend an average of 12.3 hours/week online. Net games and entertainment are the second most popular online activity. 84.3% of Internet users email; 15.9% play online games. 37.8% of wired households have made an online purchase.