China has the most active gaming community in the world. Despite a 15 year ban on gaming consoles – and a generation of kids who grew up without an XBox, Playstation, or Nintendo 64 – China’s game industry raked in about $22 billion USD in revenue last year, more than any other country, according to market research firm Newzoo.

Drawing from a list of predictions by Niko, a market intelligence firm specializing in Asia’s gaming industry, we’ve compiled five predictions for China’s digital gaming industry that we think you should know about:

This year, China’s mobile gaming industry is expected to continue growing, but not as sharply as it has in the past. Smartphone sales, which add more paying gamers to the market, are slowing as the domestic smartphone market saturates. China’s overall digital gaming industry will be affected, as mobile gaming made up 36.6% of China’s digital gaming market in 2015.

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Eva Xiao

Eva Xiao is a tech reporter based in Shanghai. Contact her at eva.xiao@technode.com or evawxiao (wechat & twitter).