Hallyu has spread to the global gaming industry.
South Korea's exports of related products grew more than 80-percent in 2017 thanks to growing overseas demand for the country's mobile games.
According to a report by the culture ministry and Korea Creative Content Agency,… Seoul's game export revenue reached nearly 6-billion U.S. dollars in 2017,… up 80.7 percent from a year earlier.
The industry's total outbound sales volume has been growing at a steady pace, but it skyrocketed in 2017 thanks to the growing popularity of local mobile games.
Revenue growth in the market continues to grow,… and South Korea ranked fourth in taking a bite of that global pie with 6.2 percent in 2017 trailing behind the US, China and Japan.