BRISBANE, Calif. – March 30, 2016 – NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTES), one of China’s leading Internet and online game service providers, today announced that its NetEase Games division was ranked 6th on PocketGamer’s annual Top 50 Developers list for 2016. The award is now in its seventh year and acknowledges financial success, operation in various global regions, experimentation across genres and themes, potential for expansion, and the quality of the developer’s games. Separately, the news comes on the heels of NetEase making its debut at #9 on App Annie’s Top 52 Publishers of 2015 list, reserved for the top earners on the iOS App Store and Google Play combined.
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At the Game Developers Conference 2016 (GDC), held in San Francisco on March 16 – 18, NetEase showcased the influence of Chinese games in the West, showing off its new real-time virtual reality MMORPG game, Genesis of Destiny for mobile devices, a game that puts players in the role of a pledger whose destiny is to combat crime alongside star guardians. In addition to the intriguing backstory, the game also creatively involves hero division, gifted skills, and quick time event combos. All these elements are embodied with visual quality and meticulous strategy that raises the bar for mobile and virtual reality games. In addition to Genesis of Destiny, NetEase also revealed Spark of Space, a new game set in a sci-fi world and offering players greater influence over every battle’s final outcome.
NetEase Games continues to draw international attention with its expanding operations around the globe. In fiscal year 2015, net revenues from its online games publishing business increased to RMB 17.3 billion (approx. USD 2.7 billion) from RMB 9.3 billion the previous year, achieving growth of 86.85 percent and gross profit of RMB 11.92 billion (approx. USD 1.84 billion) with margins reaching 68.8 percent.
“NetEase continues to lead in the games publishing category in China, and we’ve successfully expanded our capabilities to develop better games that meet the demands of gamers around the globe.” said Zhuo Huang, General Manager, NetEase Games North America. “We’re dedicated to enhancing our development pipeline even further in the West, facilitating all aspects of planning and publishing that will lead to further growth for NetEase Inc. in the future.”
NetEase, Inc. (NASDAQ: NTES) is a leading Internet technology and video game company headquartered in China. With a breadth of experience in content creation and sharing, NetEase develops and operates some of China’s most popular online games (including World of Warcraft®,Hearthstone®: Heroes of Warcraft™, StarCraft® II, Heroes of the Storm™ and Diablo®III), e-mail services, advertising services, mobile applications and games, and web portals. The company established a US office in 2015, located in Brisbane, CA, with mobile game releases for western audiences including Eternal Arena, Speedy Ninja, The Beautiful Dream, and Lunar Flowers. For more information, please visit: http://ir.netease.com/.