FT: The mobile app market has skyrocketed due to the outbreak of coronavirus in China. Games became the most popular category.

The second place was taken by educational services.

The mobile app market has shown record growth due to the outbreak of the coronavirus Covid ‑ 19. About it writes The Financial Times, citing data from analysts at App Annie. The most popular category was video games.

In the first week of February (from the 2nd day), Chinese citizens made over 222 million downloads. In addition, the average number of downloads in the first two weeks of the month increased by 40% compared with the same indicator for the entire last year.

Analysts at App Annie explained that usually the number of downloads usually decreases after the holidays in honor of the Chinese New Year, but this year the figures have only increased. The company said that the most popular category of applications were games. In second place are educational services.

The activity of Chinese users was reflected in the value of companies. Shares of Chinese corporation Tencent have peaked in the past 20 months. The same thing happened with educational services. The cost of New Oriental Education grew by 17%.

Despite the growing popularity of mobile games, problems have arisen in the industry due to the coronavirus. A Tokyo analyst said that due to the disease, Sony will have to limit the release of a new generation of game consoles.

The Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak in China began in December 2019. In January, the first sick person died of the disease.

According to data on February 20, in China more than 2.1 thousand people died from the virus . More than 74.5 thousand infected. At the same time, more than 16 thousand citizens of China recovered.

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