China’s online gaming market size is on track to surpass RMB 55.7 billion (US$ 8.84 billion) in 2012, up 20.7% year-over-year, according to a report out today by market researcher AnalysysInternational.

The Beijing-based researcher predicts that the by 2014 the market size will reach RMB 82.6 billion (US$ 13 billion).

AnalysysInternational also noted in the report that webpage-based games and mobile games will be under the spotlight in this year.

 

Other highlights in the report: 

For client games:

  1. Technology upgrading, more open to outside world, more game genres emerging;
  2. Bandwidth updating bodes well for the sector.

For page games:

  1. Technology upgrading, different types of games integrating with each other;
  2. More game genres emerging upon the market;
  3. More Chinese gaming vendors step their toes into overseas market.