Chinese game industry sales have reached RMB140.7 billion (roughly US$23bn) in 2015, up 23% from previous year, according to 2015 China Game Industry Annual Conference. 70% was generated by games developed by Chinese gaming companies.
43% of the total sales was from client games, 37% from mobile games and 16% from web games (or browser games).
Mobile games saw 87% increase in total sales. Video games only generated RMB220 million (US$35mn).
Game players have reached 534 million, a 3.3% year-over-year increase. (via Sina Tech)
Migu, the mobile content business of China Mobile, has paid RMB12.1 billion (roughly US$2bn) to third-party content providers and distributors in 2015.
Its platform has had some 4 million songs, 1.7 million videos, 430,000 e-books/e-mags, 370,000 anime episodes, 30,000 games and 1000 audio/video podcasts. Migu claims to have had more than 500 million users. (via Sina Tech)
Alibaba and Disney announced a multi-year license agreement for an over-the-top service, called DisneyLife, for the Chinese market.
“It features a vast collection of Disney and Pixar’s most loved movies, animation series, games, e-books, songs, travel services and Disney theme parks and resorts information…”
“The Mickey Mouse-themed device will be available for pre-sale via Tmall.com from December 15th and will cost RMB799 (US$125) inclusive of a one year subscription of DisneyLife of a base package.”
Alibaba has revamped its business-data analysis offerings and relaunched as Shengyi Canmou (“Business Advisor”).
Huawei expects its 2015 global revenues to increase over 29% to more than US$60 billion. — Gulfnews