Niko Partners says that the Chinese online PC market will see $11.9 billion in sales this year. They note that the Chinese PC online gaming market has grown from $10 million in 2001 to more than $9 billion by 2012.

The growth of the PC market in China is expected to slow, but is expected to still add more than $2 billion to its revenue total in each of the next five years. Shooters and free-to-play hardcore games like League of Legends have become more popular in China and have helped put life into the Internet cafe sector.