Daily Archives: February 8, 2007

Kate Mackenzie

Sony has provided a rare set of hard figures from the strange virtual economy of massively-multiplayer-online games (MMOGs). Its Station Exchange, the first ‘official’ online exchange for the virtual items in an online game – Everquest II – saw $1.87m worth of items and characters such as Dark Elves change hands in the first 12 months since its launch in mid-2005.

But given that there were – last time I checked – about 13m MMOGH players, that seems a little slim.  Read more