The user base of Chinese gaming industry soared 20.6% year-on-year to 490 million this year, while the total revenue hiked 38% from a year earlier to 8.32 billion yuan ($1.37 billion), according to report released by China Game Industry Annual Conference (via Tech Sina).

With the rise of smartphone and other mobile devices, mobile gaming sector recorded 1.12 billion yuan of revenue this year and experienced an eventful year that can be summarized in three keywords, capital operation, distribution channel, and turnover (via Tech Sina).

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Emma Lee

Emma Lee is Shanghai-based tech writer, covering startups and tech happenings in China and Asia in general. We are looking for stories related to tech and China. Reach her at lixin@technode.com.