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chinadaily.com.cn | Updated:2017-08-15 06:59The size of the global digital video game market will reach $105 billion yuan in 2017, according to US-based market research firm Superdata.Chinese mobile game Honour of Kings is the most profitable game worldwide in mobile segment, and its earnings could total $150 million for June, Superdata estimated.The games developer and operator, Tencent, is one of Chinas internet giants, and its share price closed at HK$322 on Monday. Currently, the companys market value reached HK$3.06 trillion, according to Xueqiu.com, a financial news website.As investors see Tencent as a positive, the companys founder and chairman Pony Ma is competing with Alibaba founder Jack Ma for the title of the richest man in China. On Monday, Ponys net worth was $36.3 billion, while Mas was $36 billion, according to Forbes real-time ranking of Chinese billionaires on Aug 14.Public information shows, the number of registered people playing the Honour of Kings surpassed 200 million, with daily online players more than 50 million.Chinas official Peoples Daily newspaper said among these players, more than 50 percent were teenagers, and the game has since been labeled “poison” and a “drug” for young players.A lot of parents and teachers in China have also expressed dissatisfaction for the game.Responding to criticism, Tencent launched a playtime limit system to control and monitor users under the age of 18, to avoid wallowing in the Honour of Kings, on July 4.The top 10 highest earning mobile games in June are:No 10 Fate/Grand Order, role-playing gameFate/Grand Orders poster. [Photo from the games Facebook]Previous1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NextPrevious1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 NextPhotoGet a birds-eye view of islands near downtown DalianTsinghua graduate turns spoon sturgeon breeding a money-making businessThree American entrepreneurs Chinese dreamPanda-shaped solar power station starts operationYoung entrepreneurs sell steamed bread like hotcakesSharing business sprawls in peoples lifeMost Viewed in 24 HoursState Council NewsState Council sets restrictions for government office buildingsState Council issues guideline on overseas investmentTop 10Top 10 AI innovation startups in ChinaEditors picksAlipay apologizes to WeChat for copyingRegulator OKs China Unicoms non-public offering of sharesChina DataBusiness leaders share insights on Chinas H1 economic dataQ&A With CEORainbow of innovationPride and PassionSpecial2017 Summer DavosChinas Q1 economic dataBACK TO THE TOPHOMECHINAWORLDBUSINESSLIFESTYLECULTURETRAVELWATCHTHISSPORTSOPINIONREGIONALFORUMNEWSPAPERChina Daily PDFChina Daily E-paperMOBILECopyright 1995 -var oTime = new Date();
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