Niko Partners recently released their six-month findings, for subscribers and updated those on their newsletter list.
There are now 120 million Chinese gamers for 2010
The forecast for online game revenue for 2010 was revise down slightly to $4.4 billion from $4.5 billion
In a recent report by People’s Daily on China’s online gaming industry, they estimate the market to reach $5 billion and the number of gamers to reach 338 million.
Niko uses a different definition of a “gamer,” in that they require 60 minutes of game play per month whereas the Chinese government typically accepts anyone who has played for a few minutes in the past 6 months. Niko has been fairly accurate with revenue forecasts in the past, and finds it unlikely the market will reach $5 billion this year.