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The Honolulu Advertiser

Updated at 11:21 a.m., Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Video game industry adds $21.3M to Hawaii economy

Advertiser Staff

Hawai'i's computer and video game industry contributed $21.3 million to the state's economy last year, according to a report released today by the Entertainment Software Association. That's up 19.7 percent from the prior year.

Computer and video game companies in Hawai'i generated 129 jobs with an average salary of $84,818.

"Hawai'i's computer and video game companies play an ever increasing role in the state's growing economy," said Michael Gallagher, chief executive of the ESA, which represents U.S. computer and video game publishers. "These companies and their colleagues across the nation are making entertainment software one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States."