GAMING gear maker Razer Inc. said late Thursday it has accumulated more than 2.7 million digital wallets for its virtual currency zGold, which was officially launched in March this year.
zGold is a virtual currency for gamers which they can use in accessing and buying digital content and game titles globally.
Razer said that with the increased number of digital wallets, its zGold merchant sales transactions has recorded more than 50 percent growth since the launch of the virtual currency.
At a media briefing in Quezon City, Razer also announced its partnership with MOL (Money Online) AccessPortal, an e-payment enabler in Asia, to further widen its reach in the gaming market.
“It is expected to increase the Razer zGold merchant sales transactions with the wider content repertoire available to users through this partnership,” the company said.
This strategic partnership will allow both companies to share technology and knowledge in digital payments and virtual currencies together.
MOLPoints’ virtual currency has been rebranded and launched as zGold-MOLPoints, and will focus in serving
users in Southeast Asia such as Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and the Philippines.
“With the partnership between Razer and MOL, we can give gamers a unified virtual currency which enables them to pay for over 2,500 digital content and game items that they want,” Adrian Eng of Razer Singapore said in an interview.
“This partnership has also opened to Filipinos to get Razer zSilver points, which are awarded to users who pay for digital content using zGold-MOLPoints that, as well, can be exchanged for Razer’s products,” he added.
In the Philippines, zGold-MOLPoints can be purchased from 80,000 active partner outlets of LoadCentral, its exclusive distributor, and from top retail chains that include Cebuana Lhuillier, Palawan Pawnshop, MLhuillier, and PeraHUB Western Union, among others.