Vietnam’s Gaming Habit Gets International Attention

March 8, 2010

Back in September, contributing editor Thomas Maresca wrote a story called “Game On” (vol. 17) that looked at the growing legions of gamers taking to Internet cafes and working their fingers into a frenzy playing massively multi-player online role-playing games (MMORPGs in nerd speak). It turns out it’s become a big enough phenomenon to attract the attention of international consulting firms. This story popped up in our inboxes  yesterday. It forecasts that there will be 25 million gamers in Vietnam and India by 2014.

Which means if the world were a high school and Vietnam and India were students, they’d be trading cheat codes and speculating on vaporware in a lonely corner of the cafeteria.

Contributed by Tom DiChristopher

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