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China's Gaming Industry Unprecedented Market Growth

By Mazen (Mithrie) Turkmani
Published: December 18, 2023 at 10:42 AM GMT

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Key Takeaways

đŸ“ē Armored Core 6 Brings Competitive Edge with Ranked PvP Mode

Armored Core 6 is elevating its gameplay experience with a significant update introducing a ranked PvP mode. Launching tomorrow across PC, PlayStation, and Xbox, this feature promises a competitive matchmaking system, ensuring players face off against similarly equipped rivals. This update, as detailed on Comic Book, and showcased in the ARMORED CORE VI FIRES OF RUBICON — Ranked Matchmaking Update Trailer by Bandai Namco Entertainment America, is set to enhance the gaming experience for fans of the franchise. As someone with extensive gaming experience, I see this as a game-changer for Armored Core 6, drawing in both new players and seasoned gamers.

đŸ“ē Baldur's Gate 3 Exclusivity: Not Coming to Xbox Game Pass

In a recent interview with IGN, the head of Larian Studios made it clear: Baldur's Gate 3 will not be available on Xbox Game Pass. Described as a vast and value-packed game, the studio believes it stands strong at its current price point. This decision, as reported in the IGN article, suggests a firm stance on maintaining the game's prestige and quality. With no plans for a Game Pass release, fans will need to purchase the game outright to experience its rich, immersive world.

đŸ“ē China's Gaming Market: A Surprising Growth Despite Past Crackdowns

China's gaming market has witnessed a staggering growth, now boasting nearly 700 million players. This is a remarkable recovery, especially considering the 8-month gaming crackdown two years ago. As reported by Reuters, China's domestic gaming sales have surpassed $42.6 billion in 2023. This growth signifies not just a rebound but a thriving industry, with the number of gamers in China now exceeding the entire population of the United States. This expansion is also why platforms like Bilibili, as mentioned on Mithrie's Daily Game Updates, are crucial for reaching this massive audience.

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