INTERNATIONAL_ The Chinese game industry is increasingly struggling as version licensing restrictions stall and are not enforced.
According to the latest report, the number of Chinese game versions in the past year was only 755 products, down 46.26% from the previous year. The data is released by the National Press and Publication Administration of China.
In other words, the release of the version number has been suspended for more than 5 months since the release of the version number of the game on July 22.
The mainland’s total number of game versions this year has dropped significantly compared to two years ago. In 2020, 1405 game version numbers were released; 2021 has almost halved. Since 2018, the total number of versions has been steadily decreasing for 4 consecutive years.
A series of new regulations for the game industry were implemented one after another, causing the Chinese game market to be significantly restricted before entering 2022. The country’s game studios were shaken by the draconian policy of the local authorities. in tightening management.
According to statistics, from January to July 2021, except for the number of versions released in March reaching 166, the number of game versions released each month is still around 85. While the number of imported games is only concentrated mid-June, specifically 76.
In 2021, a total of 712 mobile games received version numbers, down 45.2% from last year’s 1299. In which, there are 658 domestically produced mobile games, accounting for 92.3%. 55 imported mobile games, accounting for 7.7%. It is worth noting that the total share of mobile game versions has reached a new high of 93%, and the mobile game position of Chinese game makers is increasingly solid.
In 2021, a total of 33 PC games received version numbers, down 57.1% from 77 games last year. In which, 22 types of games are on the mainland, accounting for 66.7% and 11 imported mobile games, accounting for 33.3%.
Regarding webgames, a total of 3 web games received version numbers, a 50% decrease from last year’s 6 games. All approved web games are made in China.
In 2021, a total of 17 console games received version numbers, down 43.3% from the number of 30 games last year. In which, there are 5 console games produced in the mainland, accounting for 29.4% and 12 imported game consoles, accounting for 70.5%.