Chinese game apps are spreading abroad like wildfire and the US has become one of their top markets. From the first half of 2017 to the first half of this year, Chinese game makers raised their profits by 52% in the US earning more than $600 million, according to new data from App Annie.

Downloads of Chinese games in the US iOS App Store and Google Play Store increased by 54% during the same time. That’s close to 200 million downloads.

This follows the overall trend of Chinese mobile games going abroad. According to an earlier report from App Annie published July 31, during the first half of 2018, mobile game publishers hit $2.6 billion in overseas revenues from the iOS App Store and Google Play Store, a 40 percent year-on-year hike.

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Masha Borak

Masha Borak is a technology reporter based in Beijing. Write to her at masha.borak [at] technode.com. Pitches with the word "disruptive" will be ignored. Read a good book - learn some more adjectives.