Fri, Feb 13, 2009 - Page 12 News List

Taipei Game Show focuses on vouchers

STAFF WRITER, WITH CNA

The Taipei Computer Association (TCA) launched the 2009 Taipei Game Show at the Taipei World Trade Center yesterday to take advantage of business opportunities associated with the government’s consumption stimulation plan.

Along with the game show, a special 3C section has been created to boost sales of computers, consumer electronics and home appliances by encouraging spending of the government-issued consumer vouchers, organizers said.

Expressing strong support for the government’s NT$85.7 billion consumer voucher program, TCA chairman Wang Jeng-tang (王振堂) said the timing of the voucher distribution was perfect, as most people were likely to purchase new computers and game-related products during or after the Lunar New Year.

“If I was asked to grade the results of the government’s voucher program, I would give it an A-plus,” he said.

Wang urged game lovers and the public to take advantage of this year’s game show and 3C exhibition, as participating companies are offering discounts of up to 50 percent on game-related products.

He said that participating companies have also designed a variety of attractive deals for consumers who purchase 3C or game products with their vouchers.

With more than 400 booths set up by 40 local and foreign companies, the five-day event is expected to attract more than 300,000 visitors, Wang said. The exhibition will run through Monday.

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