Digi-Capital, an investment institution on games, apps and digital services in general, estimates that Asia will dominate global mobile/online games revenue, with China contributing 32%, South Korea 12% and Japan 10% by 2016, according to the Q3 2013 Update of its Global Games Investment Review.

Games are expected to generate over 70% of global apps revenues in 2013.

8 of the 10 largest games M&As to Q3 2013 were made by Chinese, Japanese or South Korean buyers. Asian companies have been buying quality games businesses at home and abroad at valuation multiples higher than their Western counterparts. Deep Asian relationships are now critical for investors in games companies considering exits, Digi-Capital concludes.

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Tracey Xiang is Beijing, China-based tech writer. Reach her at traceyxiang@gmail.com