You can't stop the machine!

Revenues from the Chinese version of World of Warcraft rose by more than 20 percent last year, according to recent financial reports by WoW operator The9.

Revenues generated by World of Warcraft in China rose by more than 20 per cent last year, according to The9 Ltd which licenses the game from US-based publisher Blizzard Entertainment.

The9 declared revenues of $175.4m in 2007, suggesting that a copyright infringement case filed against Blizzard and The9 by a local firm has had little impact on the bottom line.

The9 had previously attributed more than 98 per cent of its revenue to Warcraft, but reported that several new games are now bringing in significant income.

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Last Updated: Mar 13, 2016