Young adults can spend $10,000 in two months on online games

One of the main reasons gamers cited for their big spending was that it was necessary to progress in the game and keep levelling up with their friends.
One of the main reasons gamers cited for their big spending was that it was necessary to progress in the game and keep levelling up with their friends.PHOTO: PIXABAY

Competitive streak one motivation for large amounts of money and time spent on hobby

In 2017, Mr Adam Yu had just turned 20, and was fresh out of national service.

He was looking for a part-time job to pass the time before his first term in university started when his friends introduced him to several new mobile games.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on February 11, 2020, with the headline 'Young adults can spend $10,000 in two months on online games'. Print Edition | Subscribe