Analysts predict $13.1 billion game market for China in 2013 with end of game console ban

The end of the console ban means that Nintendo, Sony, and Microsoft can now legally sell their systems in the country.

Niko Partners, an Asian games market research firm, predicts a $13.1 billion game market for China in 2013. This is in its China Games Market Mid-Year 2013 Update Bulletin, which includes data and analysis of video game salesfor the country that has recently lifted a long-standing ban on consoles. That’s a 28 percent growth for online PC games compared to 2012 and a 60 percent increase for mobile games revenue.

 

 

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Energy To Power Video Games Could Power San Diego For A Year

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Playing Video Games Wastes A Lot Of Power

A report by the Natural Resources Defense Council titled “Lowering the Cost of Play: Improving Energy Efficiency of Video Game Consoles” reveals that video game consoles across America collectively suck up “an estimated 16 billion kilowatt-hours per year – roughly equal to the annual electricity use of the city of San Diego.” So what’s the solution here – never game again?

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