The gadget craze of the Taiwanese nation is something else. The nation has been a crucial cog in the machine of making new tech and new gadgets all over the world. Taiwanese chip market is a very influential one in the global chip market.
The gadget craze of the nation is seen in the popularity of the Pokemon Go app. Tens of thousands of Pokemon Go fans were seen at a Taiwan park today hoping to catch a rare “Heracross” and other elusive rare virtual creatures from the popular game. The four-day Pokemon Go Safari Zone in New Taipei City is expected to attract up to half a million fans of the cute fighting creatures and also to make the tech sector more popular. Pokemon Go has sparked a global frenzy since its launch in 2016 as users of the gaming app hunt for virtual cartoon characters overlaid on real-world locations using augmented reality technology. Last year, the first annual Pokemon Go event was held in the southern city of Tainan and attracted more than half a million visitors in three days and made the return of the event a must happen. The game is very popular in Taiwan, which has one of the highest percentages of players in the world, said Hikaru Ray Adachi, senior director of product marketing at Niantic, which releases the Nintendo mobile game app.
With the world witnessing this huge event just for an app it sure knows now that Taiwan is a tech and gadget-obsessed nation and that just might attract some investments to the Taiwanese markets which are now set to grow as the China United States trade war is not slowing down.