Record users for China game operator

China’s online game operator The9 Ltd. announced record-breaking user numbers for the last quarter of 2007 as well as strong revenue growth in a conference call with investors and analysts Friday morning in Shanghai.

“We had $58.1 million in revenues, representing 34% t quarter-over-quarter growth,” said company chairman and CEO Jun Zhu. That is a 50% increase over the same period the previous year, he added. There was also a peak of over 990,000 concurrent users, he said. “The average was 470,000 concurrent users — also a record high.”

In January, the company began technical testing of FIFA Online 2. “We have richer content, and better playability,” he said.

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