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posted on 06 June 2017

Tencent Is Top Of The Game Revenues Leaderboard


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Tencent was the public company with the highest revenue from games in fiscal year 2016.

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When excluding hardware, the Chinese giant outpunched Sony and Microsoft by some margin with total turnover of $10.2 billion (U.S.). Tencent has been investing heavily in game companies.

In 2011 it bought a majority stake in Riot, the developer of League of Legends ( the most played game in the world right now). Other key investments include a share of the company third on this list, Activision Blizzard (Call of Duty, World of Warcraft), 84 percent of Supercell (Clash of Clans) and a $330 million slice of Epic Games, developers of the ubiquitous Unreal Engine.

This chart shows the public companies with the most revenue from games in fiscal year 2016.

Infographic: Tencent is Top of the Game Revenues Leaderboard | Statista You will find more statistics at Statista.

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