NetEase has released its financial results for the first quarter of 2023, revealing a revenue of RMB 25 billion ($3.6 billion), marking a year-on-year growth of 6.3%. The company’s games and related value-added revenues for the same period were reported at RMB 20.1 billion ($2.9 billion), showing a significant increase of 7.6% compared to the first quarter of 2022. This growth was primarily attributed to the success of its online games, with Eggy Party, a popular battle royale party game, topping China’s iOS games download chart during the first quarter. The global release of Eggy Party commenced on April 21, starting with the Philippines and with other countries to follow soon, as CEO Ding Lei told an earnings call that NetEase remains dedicated to releasing more games to its global user base. The Chinese gaming giant has also unveiled release dates for upcoming titles including the multiplayer role-playing game Justice, which is set to launch on June 30, and plans to introduce the collectible card game Harry Potter: Magic Awakened to international markets this summer. [NetEase financial report]