Thursday, October 22, 2009

BBC NEWS | Technology | Sales of virtual goods boom in US

Sign of the times

Americans look set to spend $1bn (£600m) on virtual goods in 2009, claims a report.

The cash will be spent on add-ons for online games, digital gifts and other items that exist only as data.

Total spend on such items is expected to be up by 100% over 2008 and to double again by the end of 2010, said the analysts behind the report.

In related news, Facebook is updating its gift store so it offers a wider variety of virtual presents.

BBC NEWS | Technology | Sales of virtual goods boom in US

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