(Corrects headline, first paragraph to show that results are
for Shanda Games, not for parent company Shanda Interactive
Entertainment. Removes reference in second paragraph to weakest
result in three quarters.)
Shanda Games, China's No. 2 online game company, said on Sunday its fourth-quarter profit rose 44 percent, as revenue jumped to a record high in China's booming online game market.
Shanda Games reported a quarterly profit of $60.8 million, or 20 cents per ADS.
Quarterly profit was up 44 percent from last year, and up 38 percent on a per share basis.
China is one of the world's fastest growing online game markets, with about 80 million gamers in a market worth about $4 billion. Shanda competes in the market with the likes of NetEase
(Reporting by Doug Young; Editing by Anshuman Daga and Diane Craft)