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In the digital gaming industry, Asia is a mega-super power. Predicted to reach $20 billion by the end of 2015, the Asian game market accounts for 38% of the worldwide gaming market overall. The games is expected to reach $19.6 billion in revenue by the end of 2015. This market is largely dominated by Japan with $8.82 billion and China with $7.41 billion. South Korea takes third place with 11 percent of the market at $2.16 billion. The rest of Asia combined, consisting of Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, India, and Singapore accounts for 6% of the Asian gaming industry total and are expected to account for $1.16 billion dollars.
Japan has been a long-time gaming superstar (just think classics like Nintendo and Sony), but digital gaming is taking China by storm. SuperData researchers examined the stats on digital games including mobile, free-to-play, and others. While Japan leads this $19.6 billion dollar market, China is leading the gaming growth rate with an industry expected to increase by 5x. This growth may be spurred by increase popularity of mobile games, and also by increased availability. With expanding Western gaming markets in the area, and a recent lift on console-bans across China, this will definitely be a region to watch.