It’s crunch time!
We’ve compiled a handy list of the latest facts and figures that developers need to know for China’s mobile gaming market
China has the most smartphone users in the world at just under 912 million users with many more still to be captured given a penetration of 63.4%.
China leads the world having generated 35% of global mobile gaming revenue in 2020, followed by the US (20%), Japan (11%), South Korea (5%), and the UK (4%).
In 2020, mobile gaming revenue in China was up 30.9% YoY for the highest annual growth rate since 2017, while the number of mobile gamers was up 7% YoY at 681.7 million.
The market is projected to reach $40.5 billion in revenue and 748 million mobile gamers in 2025.
Source: Niko Partners
As we transition into an era of 5G and cloud gaming, it’s no secret that China remains the top destination for global game developers.