Chinese online game market to bring $250 mil in 2003

With the number of its Internet game players surging to 40 mil, China this year is expected to see a record high of 2 bil yuan (US$0.24 bil ) in the online game business income. According to IDC, the Chinese Internet game market size in 2001 was just 310 mil yuan, and it had expanded to 910 mil yuan by 2002, representing an increase of 187.6%.

The Internet game business will also boost the development of the media, IT, telecommunications, publishing, retailing and other sectors. For instance, it contributed 6.83 bil yuan alone to the income of the Chinese telecommunications industry in 2002.

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