Tuesday, October 16, 2012

World of Warcraft biggest recipient of Chinese internet expansion

A new report came out on Oct. 16 showing that one of the biggest recipients of Chinese internet expansion is the ever popular World of Warcraft online game.  Since 2011, WoW players in the Asian country have increased by 4.6%, and make up 25% of all internet users in China.



As the Chinese transition from healthy working individuals to couch-potato-like consuming-monkeys, we wonder just what the China of tomorrow will look like. To wit, Shanghai Daily reports that the world's largest online game-maker Blizzard Entertainment (World of WarCraft and StarCraft II) just announced that the number of Chinese online game players has surged to a new high after the upgrading of China's broadband services.

There are 120 million online game players in the country, up 4.6% from last year, of the 538 million internet users in mainland China. - Zerohedge

This is probably not a surprise as World of Warcraft recently introduced its new expansion Pandaria, which allows players to create Panda avatars, and just happen to be the national animal of China.  Not to mention, playing online mmorpg's is a cheap form of entertainment in a country where the median income for citizens remains fairly low.

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