Tuesday, January 6, 2009
After 20 years reform and opening up, Vietnam, closely following China, has now become the second most favorite investment destination of Taiwan enterprises. Due to Vietnam’s improving economy, MMO gaming population is undergoing an explosive growth.
A recent released report about Vietnam’s Online Games Market forecasts the number of MMO subscribers playing online games to exceed 10 millions by 2011, driven by rising incomes, increasing PC and Internet penetration rates, and a large youth population that are actively seeking out entertainment content. Approximately 50% of the total Vietnamese population is under the age of 25. This age range is known for as being tech savvy, making them high priority demographic for digital entertainment companies. There are approximately 21 million Internet users in Vietnam with an Internet penetration rate of 23.5%. The research also finds that many players were spending an average of 500,000 VND (31$) per month. These consumers are also driving the digital entertainment and online games market with virtual item purchases. The top online game in Vietnam has about 200,000 subscribers.
with more enthusiasm of the MMO, Vietnamese also started to gain more shares of the RMT market.
Journalist Sean reported from China
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