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Gaming surges in Hong Kong amid social distancing

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Published on April 7, 2020 - Duration: 01:21s

Gaming surges in Hong Kong amid social distancing

Video games have seen a surge in demand in Hong Kong as people crowd at shops in an iconic computer centre to buy the latest releases amid the coronavirus outbreak.

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Gaming surges in Hong Kong amid social distancing

Gaming surges in Hong Kong as people stay at home Location: Sham Shui Po An iconic computer center was packed with visitors seeking out the latest releases (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 34-YEAR-OLD ACCOUNTANT, CONNIE SZE, SAYING:"What you can do at home is very limited.

In the early days, we didn't play games, I have been watching a lot of TV dramas.

But after getting bored of Taiwanese, Korean and Japanese dramas, even anime, I didn't know what to watch next so you have to explore something else for entertainment.

One of the best ways to kill time at home is to play video games." While the mall has seen an increase in customers some left empty handed due to a price hike (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) 30-YEAR-OLD SOCIAL WORKER, JOEY CHAN, SAYING:"I wanted to buy a game for a while, so I came to see the price.

But I found that the price is getting more and more expensive, so now I'll have to wait and see and don't want to buy this instance." While traditional games remain popular the most sought-after items are exercise-related (SOUNDBITE) (Cantonese) VIDEO GAMES SHOP VENDOR, 37-YEAR-OLD RYAN KWAN, SAYING:"For the most popular items, many people would like to buy a 'Ring Fit' after purchasing the Nintendo Switch.

'Ring Fit Adventure' is a kind of game where we can do exercises ourselves, like a '7 Minute Workout' on our phones that we can do at home every day."

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