World of Warcraft fans set to double

Game analysts are predicting a boom in online gaming this year – as recently unemployed young adults return to online games as a cheap form of entertainment.

Game analysts are predicting a boom in online gaming this year – as recently unemployed young adults return to online games as a cheap form of entertainment.

According to reports on news.com, blockbuster games like World of Warcraft (WoW) are set to surge in numbers. WoW already has millions of users online.

Analysts predict PC game revenue to reach $US19 billion ($30.15 billion) by 2013.

Analysts say the wider availability of Broadband has lead to an increase in online gamers but it’s the current economic decline that is predicted to push online gaming over the line…

Speaking with news.com. Lan Hoang, CEO of Aeria Games & Entertainment said:
“During economic downturns, people will look for the highest return on their entertainment dollar. Online games provide an immersive virtual world for people to escape the daily struggles.”

Source; news.com.au

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