The China-based Internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd has marked a 69 percent jump in quarterly net profit, beating expectations, on strong smartphone games revenue, as revealed by the company on Wednesday.

Net profit for the three months ended September rose to CNY 18 billion ($2.72 billion), China’s largest social media and gaming company said in a filing to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.

Notably, the figures were above an average estimate of CNY 15.18 billion from six analysts polled by Thomson Reuters.

Revenue rose 61 percent to 65 billion yuan, against an estimate of CNY 60.78 billion.

Talking about weChat, Monthly active users of the social media mobile app hit 980 million, up from 963 million three months ago.

Revenue from smartphone games, helped by its popular title Honour of Kings, grew by 84 percent to CNY 18.2 billion in the quarter, Tencent said in the filing.

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