Up until now, the world’s largest gaming market has not benefited from Steam’s huge PC game library. However, Steam’s entry into the Chinese market isn’t as great as you’d think. Due to strict Chinese policies, most of the games won’t be available to Chinese players.
In fact, the available Steam library outside of China contains about 48,000 titles while the one in the country has merely 41 games. Even those 41 games would not have reached China if it wasn’t for the local publisher Perfect World.
Chinese laws restrict games involving blood, corpses and gambling in order to protect young gamers and battle gaming addiction in the country. As a result, each title has to be given the green light by the government before reaching the market.