Among the top three earners (trailing behind Tencent Holdings and Shanda Games) was NetEase, the company which is presently the licensed operator of World of Warcraft in China. It had revenues of RMB780 million ($114 million) in the second quarter of this year.
It’s not just a China issue, as foreign companies are either operating online games in the country or have been eyeing this lucrative market.
Mamo states the issue of regulating foreign game operation in China may be coming to a head with the current struggle between the General Administration of Press and Publications (GAPP) and the Ministry of Culture.
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