|Post IPO Valuation|
|Description||Chinese Online Game Operator|
|Red 5 Studios||3/2010|
The9 Limited is an online game developer and operator.
The9 Limited offers online games, including massively multiplayer online role playing games (MMORPGs), massively multiplayer online first-person shooter games (MMOFPSs), Web games, social games, mobile games, and TV games.
As of December 31, 2012, the company owned or had exclusive licenses to operate SUN, Winning Goal, Q Jiang San Guo, Winning Dunk, Re Xue Wu Shuang, Firefall, Planetside 2, Qiji 2, and Web game platform 9c.com. It also provides game operating support, training and advertisement, and short message services, as well as operates TV and mobile game platforms.
The company was incorporated in August, 1999, formerly known as GameNow.net Limited and changed its name to The9 Limited in February 2004, with over 14 million registered users.
It completed its initial offering on NYSE on December 15, 2004.
The Company competes with Shanda Games Limited, NetEase, Changyou.com Limited, Perfect World, Co. Ltd., Giant Interactive Group and Tencent.