Thanks to China's booming games market and oversea transactions, Chinese Internet giant Tencent has clocked revenues that look on track to beat industry behemoths Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard.
Shenzhen-basedgenerated 22.8 billion yuan (US$3.7 billion) in revenue last year, which accounted for over half of the company's total revenue and a year-on-year increase of 47 percent. Based on the revenue from the first three quarters of 2012, Tencent beat both Electronic Arts and Activision Blizzard, clocking the fourth largest games revenue worldwide.
Tencent also continued to dominate the booming report by GamesIndustry.com which cited iResearch figures.which had seen a rapid annual growth of 19.4 percent in 2012. Revenue from the company's online games were bigger than the next nine companies combined, according to a
Tencent's market value also shot to third place among its games competitors, trailing only after Apple and Microsoft.
By devouring its local competitors' market shares, purchasing stocks of foreign companies such as Riot Games and Epic Games, and Sony and struggled., Tencent has enjoyed exploding growth in the games sector over the last decade, while once-established players such as
Tencent had been trying to think out of the box and stand out from the competition over the last few years but failed, said Ma Huateng, CEO of Tencent, who was speaking at panel discussion. "Then we found a new avenue when we started to invest in online games. Last year's purchase of Riot Games turned out to be very successful," he said, according to a report in Chinese games news portal 07073.com.