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Tencent hits new milestone: 200 million registered gamers

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 11 Feb 2012 11:53

Tencent hits new milestone: 200 million registered gamers Tencent, the Chinese mobile game platform and microblogging company, has confirmed they have now hit 200 million registered users on the gaming side.
13 million users are actively playing every day, with an average of 1 million concurrent gamers at any given point.

The company offers support on Symbian, Java, Android, iOS and Windows Phone 7, alongside HTML5 versions of the platform for in-browser gaming, making it available to almost everyone in China's fragmented mobile phone market.

Tencent still only has around 30 games, but they are adding more casual games weekly. A few of the most popular titles are Chinese Tetris and Chess. The platform is linked closely to the Weibo microblogging service, which has 250 million users and is the Chinese version of Twitter.

At 200 million, the gaming platform almost rivals that of Zynga, which has over 225 million users via Facebook and smartphones. In fact, both companies tied up in the past to offer a Chinese version of the popular CityVille game, dubbed "Zynga City" on Tencent.

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