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This should be a clear indication of just why China has even opened Internet addiction clinics, shouldn't it?

Chinese gamers spent USD 1.7 billion on online games in 2007, up 71 per cent from the prior year, according to market intelligence firm Niko Partners.

The firm expects online revenue to reach USD 2.5 billion this year and USD 6 billion by 2012 - a 29 per cent compound annual growth rate for the five-year period.

"China's spending on games is up thanks to their booming economy," said Lisa Cosmas Hanson, managing partner of Niko Partners.

It is interesting that the same report indicated that consoles - which are banned, are still purchased illegally, with Wii, Xbox 360, PS2 and PS3 sales reaching 2.48 million, a 75% (!) increase from the prior year.

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I bet most of those gamers are gold farmers who run bots.....
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Two words: Gold farmers.
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i've been to china and all they really have their for PC games is Warcraft 3, that is all they play.
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i've been to china and all they really have their for PC games is Warcraft 3, that is all they play.
lol you must be joking. I'm chinese, I visited there this past summer and they play alot more just warcraft.
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i've been to china and all they really have their for PC games is Warcraft 3, that is all they play.
no that is not true... they play those korean MMO and chinese made MMO that we don't know about

I played those when I was there and it was awful. The only reason they played those was because it was made in china. they are oriental themed and not appealing to the north american's at all.

china is awful at making games, games and any computer software.
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God Chinese people are awesome.
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i thought it said "gamer" and i was like *** could u spend that much on lol
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A lot of peoplee play Kartrider / Popkart in china and buy things in game that costs $$$
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i've been to china and all they really have their for PC games is Warcraft 3, that is all they play.
You obviously haven't been to China.
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