2010 MMO Market size

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I ran across this charts (TNS/Sofres for GamesIndustry.com) about the revenue from MMOs in the game industry and found it pretty interesting. First it shows that in 2009/2010 MMOs were representing about 6B$ of the 50B$ cake of the game industry. About half of that comes from monthly subscriptions (WoW-style) while 10% from annual subscriptions (Xbox-live ? ). Virtual currency is oddly high in France, probably the effect of MMOs such as Dofus which are highly successful around here.

One thing is puzzling me though : where are Russia and Asia ? Blizzard launched both countries and I have trouble believing the market may be too small to show up on this chart…